SALOMON Oscar Daniel
Role of Phyllocaulis variegatus in the transmission of digenean parasites
VALENTE R; DIAZ JI; SALOMÓN OD; NAVONE GT
REVISTA MEXICANA DE BIODIVERSIDAD
Lugar: México; Año: 2016 vol. 87 p. 255 - 257
Ninety five veronicellid slugs identified as Phyllocaulis variegatus were collected in Puerto Iguazu, Misiones Province, Argentina. Specimens were examined for parasites. Metacercariae of the genus Brachylaima(Brachylaimidae) were recovered from the body cavity near the female genital pore. The results establish the capability of P.variegatus to act as an intermediate host of Brachylaimasp.in the area.This study represents the first record of metacercariae of Brachylaima sp. in Argentina.