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Title: Diplostomum spathaceum adult fluke
Description: This is a stained specimen of the adult fluke of the digenean parasite Diplostomum spathaceum. This parasite has a complex life cycle with the definitive host being a fish eating bird and intermediate hosts a snail and freshwater fish. This particular species parasitises the lens of the eye of freshwater fish in its metacercarial stage and can be highly persistent.
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 14:17:40
Subject Keywords: Fluke; Trematode
Taxonomic Keywords: Digenea; Trematoda; Diplostomum
Taxonomic Depictions: Diplostomum spathaceum

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Citation of this item should be as follows:
Sweeting, Roger [Photographer] (2016) Diplostomum spathaceum adult fluke [image] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher] Permalink:

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