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Title: Posthodiplostomum cuticola metacercaria
Description: Posthodiplostomum cuticola taken from a roach in Lincolnshire. Posthodiplostomum cuticola is a common parasite of freshwater fish (the second intermediate host, molluscs being the first) and is the cause of black spot (caused by melanin surrounding the metacercarial cyst).
Photographer: Roger Sweeting
Curator: Freshwater Biological Association
Copyright Holder: Freshwater Biological Association
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Note (original item): Record creation date:2008-08-19 14:18:59
Subject Keywords: black spot
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Taxonomic Keywords: Digenea; metacercaria; posthodiplostomum cuticola
Taxonomic Depictions: Posthodiplostomum cuticola

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Sweeting, Roger [Photographer] (2016) Posthodiplostomum cuticola metacercaria [image] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher] Permalink:

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