Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Centrocestus armatus

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4030

This species belongs to the group of heterophyid trematodes and is found in Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, in a wide range of wild and domestic animals, but in considerable numbers also in humans. First intermediate hosts are fresh water snails of the genus Semisulcospira, second intermediate hosts (with metacercariae) are fresh water fish, where the gills are entered by the cercariae within 1–5 min. Final hosts are fish eating mammals.

Further Reading

  1. Paller VGTV, Uga S (2008) Attachment and penetration of Centrocestus armatus cercariae to gills of secondary intermediate hosts. J Parasitol 94:578–583PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany