The life-cycle of the flatfish nematode Cucullanus heterochrous.

  title={The life-cycle of the flatfish nematode Cucullanus heterochrous.},
  author={Marianne K\oie},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  volume={74 4},
Mature specimens of Cucullanus heterochrous Rudolphi, 1802 (Nematoda: Cucullanidae) were obtained from the intestine of the flounder, Platichthys flesus, from Danish waters. Eggs embryonate in seawater but do not hatch. Fully developed larvae pressed out of eggs are 430 microm long with amphids and dereids and enclosed within the cuticle of a previous larval stage. Infective larvae are believed to be in their third stage. Experimental studies showed that the polychaetes, Nereis spp., Scoloplos… CONTINUE READING


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