Fasciolopsis buski

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Fasciolopsis buski

[fə‚sē·ə′läp·səs ′bəs·kē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large, fleshy trematode, native to eastern Asia and the southwestern Pacific, which parasitizes humans.
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Table 6-1 Classification of Trematodes According to Their Habitat Blood flukes * Schistosoma haematobium * Schistosoma mansoni * Schistosoma japonicum * Schistosoma mekongi Liver flukes * Fasciola hepatica * Clonorchis sinensis * Opisthorchis felineus * Opisthorchis viverrini Lung flukes * Paragonimus westermani Intestinal flukes * Fasciolopsis buski * Heterophyes heterophyes
Several other trematodes were infrequently identified: 19 reports of Schistosoma mansoni, seven reports of Fasciola hepatica, seven reports of Paragonimus sp., and one report of Fasciolopsis buski.
hepatica are indistinguishable from that of Fasciolopsis buski.