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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These were single infection of echinostome cercariae, which were predominant (26.4%), followed by longifurcate-pharyngeate distome cercariae (2.27%) and virgulate xiphidiocercariae (0.67%), which was only evident in snails from the latter part of the monthly collection.
in 2.9% of the Lymnaea luteola snails studied, while Luka and Mbaya [49] found distome cercaria of Fasciola spp.
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.