The occurrence of the non-native tapeworm Khawia japonensis (Yamaguti, 1934) (Cestoda) in cultured common carp in the Czech Republic confirms its recent expansion in Europe

  title={The occurrence of the non-native tapeworm Khawia japonensis (Yamaguti, 1934) (Cestoda) in cultured common carp in the Czech Republic confirms its recent expansion in Europe},
  author={T. Scholz and D. Bar{\vc}{\'a}k and M. Oros},
  journal={BioInvasions Records},
Invasive parasites represent a serious problem due to their capacity to threaten local populations of native (often endemic) hosts, and fishes in breeding facilities. Tapeworms (Cestoda) are extremely adapted (they lack any gut and circulatory system) parasitic flatworms some of which have colonised new geographical regions as a result of unintentional transfer of hosts infected with these parasites. The highest number of invasive parasites within this host-parasite system is among tapeworms… Expand
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