Systematic Parasitology

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A key to three species of larval Diphyllobothrium Cobbold, 1858 (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) occurring in European and North American freshwater fishes

  • Karin I. Andersen
  • David I. Gibson


A key is presented to the plerocercoids of the three species of Diphyllobothrium frequently occurring in fishes of Europe and North America. The key is intended for use by both helminthologists and fish biologists. It is designed in four parts: readily visible features of gross-morphology; body-size and site data; features of gross-morphology more clearly seen under the scanning electron microscope; and features visible in histological sections.


Electron Microscope Scanning Electron Microscope Freshwater Fish Histological Section Visible Feature 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin I. Andersen
    • 1
  • David I. Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoological MuseumUniversity of OsloOslo 5Norway
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyBritish Museum (Natural History)LondonUK

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