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Three Egyptian trematodes of fish-eating mammals of family Cyathocotylidae (Poche, 1926)

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Fifty-eight specimens of cyathocotylid flukes were collected from dogs fed on the fishClarias lazera: 10Duboisia, 27Mesostephanus appendiculatus; and 21Prosostephanus industrius. This is the first time that these genera have been identified as parasites ofC. lazera. The danger of human infection with these trematodes by means ofC. lazera and other commercially important fish is stressed.

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Correspondence to Faiza M. El-Assal.

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El-Assal, F.M., Tawfik, M.A.A. & El Aroussi, N. Three Egyptian trematodes of fish-eating mammals of family Cyathocotylidae (Poche, 1926). Z. Parasitenkd. 72, 73–78 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00927736

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Keywords

  • Ventral Sucker
  • Oral Sucker
  • Intestinal Caecum
  • Anterior Testis
  • Helminth Fauna