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The Occurrence Of Ornithodiplostomum Ptychocheilus (Faust) (Trematoda: Strigeida) In Fish And Birds

By Glenn L. Hoffman


The metacercaria of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilush as been reported by Faust (1918; Illinois Biol. Monogr. 4 (1): 1-120) from mesenteries of the squawfish, Ptychocheilus oregonensis (Richardson), and by Hughes and Piszcek (1928; Jour. Parasit. 15: 58-62) and Van Haitsma (1930; Tr. Amer. Micr. Soc. 49: 140-153) in the northeastern sand shiner, Notropis deliciosus stramineus (Cope). Van Haitsma (1930) found the adults in mergansers, Mergus americanus, M. serrator, Lophodytes cucullatus, and the old squaw duck, Harelda hyemalis. He also reared the metacercaria to the adult in young domestic ducks. Lyster (1940; Can. J. Research 18D: 79-82) reported this worm as a cyathocotylid, Paracoenogonimus katsuradi n. sp., from L. cucullatus in Canada, but Dubois (1946; Ext. Actes Soc. Helvet. Sci. Nat. Zurich: 153-154) placed this name in synonymy with O. ptychocheilu

Topics: Aquaculture and Fisheries
Publisher: DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Year: 1954
DOI identifier: 10.2307/3274308
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