The occurrence and pathological effects of Stephanostomum tenue Digenea Acanthocolpidae metacercariae in elvers of the American eel

Oliveira, K.; Campbell, R.A.

Journal of Fish Biology 53.3: 690-692

1998


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1112
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1998.tb01012.x
Accession: 037375303

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Abstract
This is the first record of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata, as an intermediate host of Stephanostomum tenue. Metacercariae occurred most frequently in the pericardial cavity of elvers where they often produce severe distention of the thoracic region and impeded swimming.

The occurrence and pathological effects of Stephanostomum tenue Digenea Acanthocolpidae metacercariae in elvers of the American eel