The morphology and life history Of Echinochasmus bagulai Verma, 1935 (Trematoda : Echinostomatidae) with ecological observations on its larval forms

Ramalingam, K (1960) The morphology and life history Of Echinochasmus bagulai Verma, 1935 (Trematoda : Echinostomatidae) with ecological observations on its larval forms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 2 (1). pp. 35-50.

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Abstract

Preliminary and fairly detailed examination of the predominant molluscs of the mudflat at Pamban for metacercariae (cysts) and cercariae revealed the occurrence of an echinostome cercaria in Natica marochiensis Gmelin, which bore striking resemblances, chiefly in the number, arrangement of the collar spines and in the nature of the excretory vesicle to the metacercarial cysts which I have come across in the bivalve Katelysia opima Gmelin. This casual (discovery led to the study of its life history by undertaking feeding experiments. A similar method was employed by Beaver (1941) and Yamaguti (1951) in tracing the life histories of Echinochasmus donaldsoni and Echinochasmus japonicus respectively.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:morphology; life history; trematoda; Echinochasmus Bagulai
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:951
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 14:44
Last Modified:08 Jun 2010 16:07

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