distome


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distome

[′dī‚stōm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A digenetic trematode characterized by possession of an oral and a ventral sucker.
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According to Cable (1956), a fellodistomid cercariae can be identified by the following characteristics: Distome, pharyngeate larva, tegument spinose or smooth, eyespots present or absent, stylet lacking, excretory vesicle thin-walled, and a long and slender trichocercous tail, developing in marine bivalves.
According to Bartoli (1974), a gymnophallid cercaria can be identified by the following characteristics: Distome, pharyngeate larva, tegument spinose, eyespots absent, stylet lacking, excretory vesicle thin-walled V or Y shaped, furcated tail, developing in marine bivalves.
He might be a distome, one of a genus of parasitic worms called flukes, from their short flattened triangular shape.