Diplozoon Paradoxum

Diplozoon Paradoxum

 

a hermaphroditic flatworm of the class Monogenoidea that parasitizes the gills of freshwater cypri-nid fishes. Young individuals seek each other out and fuse together permanently at the middle of their bodies, forming a sexually mature individual shaped like an X. Almost all internal systems (nervous, excretory, digestive) except the reproductive system maintain their independence. The male excretory ducts of one individual fuse with the female sexual ducts of the other, and vice versa. In this way constant cross-fertilization is achieved.

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Bychowsky [36] reported that the Monogenean Diplozoon paradoxum was predominant in the median sector of the gills.
Host-parasite interface of Diplozoon paradoxum (Monogenea) in naturally infected bream Abramis brama (L).
Praziquantel effective against Monogenea (Dactylogyrus vastator, Dactylogyrus extensus, Diplozoon paradoxum).
Effects of praziquantel, miclosamide, levamisole hydrochloride and metrifonate on Monogenea (Gyrodactylus aculeati, Diplozoon paradoxum).
From the Table 6 it is clear that Diplozoon aegyptensis having GenBank accession number AF973617 shows 94.13% similarity with Diplozoon paradoxum with an accession number AF369759.1.