Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Stellachasmus falcatus

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4350

This trematode species has a similar life cycle like  Heterophyes species. It occurs in Thailand and uses dogs, cats, and fish-feeding birds. The adult worms reach only a size of 0.5 × 0.2 mm but may occur in masses. Intermediate hosts are snails of the genus Thiara and fishes of the mugilid group.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany