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[Life cycle of Clinostomum golvani n. sp. (Trematoda : Clinostomidae) a larval parasite of Biomphalaria glabrata, the snail vector of Schistosoma mansoni in Guadeloupe (author's transl)].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de parasitologie humaine et comparée
Publication Date
Volume
55
Issue
5
Pages
527–540
Identifiers
PMID: 7224533
Source
Medline

Abstract

The life cycle of a new species of Clinostomidae, Clinostomum golvani, described in Guadeloupe (French West Indies). The first intermediate host is the snail vector of Schistosoma mansoni in this island, Biomphalaria glabrata, which can be sterilized by this parasite. Poecilia reticulata (guppy) serves as the second intermediate host. Adult worms were obtained under experimental conditions from Butorides virescens (the definitive host in nature), Nycticorax nycticorax and Ardea purpurea. The adult worm closely resembles Clinostomum complanatum but the larval stages (rediae and cercaria) show several differences. The chaetotaxic description of a cercaria of Clinostomidae is given for the first time.

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