publication . Article . 2011

Is a vertebrate a better host for a parasite than an invertebrate host? Fecundity of Proctoeces cf lintoni (Digenea: Fellodistomidae), a parasite of fish and gastropods in northern Chile

Oliva, Marcelo Enrique; Alvarez, Carlos;
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  • Published: 17 Jun 2011 Journal: Parasitology Research, volume 109, pages 1,731-1,734 (issn: 0932-0113, eissn: 1432-1955, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The fecundity, the relationship between fecundity and worm size, as well as abundance of the adult worm Proctoeces cf. lintoni (Digenea: Fellodistomidae) in four gastropod hosts (keyhole limpets of the genus Fissurella) and one vertebrate host, the clingfish Sicyases sanguineus from northern Chile, were compared. Worms obtained from Fissurella latimarginata were smaller than those from Fissurella maxima, Fissurella limbata, and S. sanguineus. The mean fecundity of parasites from Fissurella crassa was significantly lower than those from F. limbata, F. maxima and S. sanguineus. For all invertebrate hosts, there were significant, positive relationships between worm...
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free text keywords: Insect Science, General Veterinary, Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, Fissurella, biology.organism_classification, biology, Ecology, Intermediate host, Invertebrate, Limpet, Digenea, Sicyases sanguineus, Fecundity, Anatomy, Intestinal parasite, medicine.disease_cause, medicine
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publication . Article . 2011

Is a vertebrate a better host for a parasite than an invertebrate host? Fecundity of Proctoeces cf lintoni (Digenea: Fellodistomidae), a parasite of fish and gastropods in northern Chile

Oliva, Marcelo Enrique; Alvarez, Carlos;