The redia, cercaria and early stages of Aporocotyle simplex Odhner, 1900 (Sanguinicolidae) -- a digenetic trematode which has a polychaete annelid as the only intermediate host.

  title={The redia, cercaria and early stages of Aporocotyle simplex Odhner, 1900 (Sanguinicolidae) -- a digenetic trematode which has a polychaete annelid as the only intermediate host.},
  author={Marianne K{\o}ie},
  • M. Køie
  • Published 1 December 1982
  • Biology
  • Ophelia
Abstract An apharyngeate furcocercous cercaria which develops in the polychaete Artacama proboscidea Malmgren, 1865 (Annelida, Terebellidae), is shown experimentally to develop into Aporocotyle simplex Odhner, 1900 (Trematoda, Sanguinicolidae). A. simplex is a common blood fluke in Hippoglossoides platessoides (Fabricius), Limanda limanda (L.), and Pleuronectes platessa L. from Danish waters. About 7 % of A. proboscidea from Oresund were infested. At least two redial generations occur. More… 

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