Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Azygia lucii

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_333-2


Greek: azygos = single; Latin: lux = light (pikes have a bright surface).

These trematodes (5.5 cm × 1–5 mm) parasitize the esophagus and the stomach of freshwater fish (pike, trout, and perch). The cilia-less miracidium leaves the egg and penetrates into water snails (e.g., Lymnaea palustris), which thus become first intermediate hosts. Treatment of fish in aquaria can be done by help of Tremazol® (praziquantel in fluid formulation; Fa. Alpha-Biocare, Düsseldorf, Germany).


Freshwater Fish Intermediate Host Bright Surface Fluid Formulation Water Snail 
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Authors and Affiliations

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