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Title: Four trematode cercariae from the New Zealand intertidal snail 'Zeacumantus subcarinatus' (Batillariidae)
Contributor(s): Martorelli, Sergio R (author); Fredensborg, Brian L (author); Leung, Tommy  (author); Poulin, Robert (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1080/03014220809510104
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Abstract: The cercariae and sporocysts (or rediae) of four trematode species are described from the intertidal snail 'Zeacumantus subcarinatus': a distome xiphidiocercaria assigned to the genus 'Renicola' (family Renicolidae); a monostome xiphidiocercaria belonging either to the genus 'Microphallus' or 'Megalophallus' (family Microphallidae); a magnacercous cercaria of the genus 'Galactosomum' (family Heterophyidae); and a cercaria of the genus 'Philophthalmus' (family Philophthalmidae). The morphological features of these cercariae are compared to previously described cercariae of the same genera. In addition, since the philophthalmid cercaria encysts readily on artificial substrates in the laboratory, the metacercaria of this species is also described. These cercariae are part of a diverse community of at least six digenean species parasitising the snail 'Z. subcarinatus' that, together, have a major impact on the ecology and evolution of this snail.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 35(1), p. 73-84
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific
Place of Publication: Singapore
ISSN: 0301-4223
Field of Research (FOR): 060808 Invertebrate Biology
060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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