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Parasite. 1998 Dec;5(4):349-57.

Trichobilharzia regenti n. sp. (Schistosomatidae, Bilharziellinae), a new nasal schistosome from Europe.

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Department of Parasitology, Charles University, Prague 2, Czech Republic. horak@natur.cuni.cz

Abstract

Members of the genus Trichobilharzia are parasitic in visceral or nasal body parts of their avian hosts. The examination of water snails in South Bohemia revealed a schistosome infection in Radix peregra snails. The experimental infection of ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos, Cairina moschata) confirmed that a new Trichobilharzia species--T. regenti n. sp.--was found. The adults, eggs and larvae (miracidia and cercariae) of the species were morphologically characterized. The adult occupy the nasal blood vessels where they lay the eggs; the miracidia hatch from the eggs directly in the tissue and leave the host during drinking/feeding of the infected birds.

PMID:
9879557
DOI:
10.1051/parasite/1998054349
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