TitleALLOGLOSSIDIUM ANOMOPHAGIS SP-N (TREMATODA, PLAGIORCHIIDAE) EXHIBITING PROGENESIS IN WATER FLEAS (ANOMOPODA, DAPHNIIDAE)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsPoinar, GO, Schwartz, SS, Cameron, G
JournalExperientia
Volume51
Pagination388-390
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0014-4754
Abstract

The trematode, Alloglossidium anomophagis sp. n. (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae) exhibits progenesis in water fleas of the genus Daphnia (Anomopoda: Daphniidae) occurring in temporary rainwater-filled ditches near Houston, Texas, USA. We assume that A. anomophagis has achieved its truncated life cycle by eliminating the vertebrate which originally served as the definitive host. The adults of A. anomophagis represent the smallest trematodes in the family Plagiorchiidae, measuring less than 0.5 mm in length.

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DOI10.1007/bf01928901