metacercaria


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metacercaria

[¦med·ə·sər′kar·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Encysted cercaria of digenetic trematodes; the infective form.
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5 Trematode 0 -- 3 -- sporocysts -- -- -- -- Trematode 5 -- 0 -- metacercaria -- -- -- -- Gill turbellarian * -- -- 8 -- Hemocyte infiltration 88 2.
All metacercaria species recovered were pooled for statistical analyses.
Ocorrencia de metacercaria de Diplostomum compactum (Trematoda, Diplostomidae) parasitando Plagioscion squamosissimus (Teleostei, Sciaenidae) proveniente do reservatorio de Nova Avanhandava, Buritama, Sao Paulo.
On further examination, the helminth was identified as a metacercaria of Clinostomum complanatum (Rudolphi 1814).
ranarum has a prolonged intra molluscan phase of development (to be determined) a short life span for the metacercaria and a prolonged pre-patent period.
villosum, the metacestode Nybelinia surmenicola, the digenean metacercaria Otodistomum sp.
1%, and the intensity of infection did not exceed 1 metacercaria per mussel.
Exceptions to this generalization include trematode metacercaria that penetrate the skin of the host and Foleyellides sp.
Data on prevalence and species of metacercaria in fish were obtained from Chi et al.