First intermediate host of the digenean trematode proctoeces lintoni (Fellodistomidae) in Chile

Marcela Aldana, Karen González, Geraldine Loot, José Pulgar, Pablo A. Marquet

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Abstract

The digenetic trematode, Proctoeces lintoni, is a parasite of the rocky intertidal ecosystems of the Chilean Pacific coastline. Although this species is relatively well known, the first intermediate host has not yet been described. In the present study, we used experimental protocols and field studies to identify the host that harbors the sporocysts and cercariae stages of the parasite. The first intermediate host was shown to be the dominant mussel of the mid-littoral zone, Perumytilus purpuratus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1408-1414
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume95
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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