Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 59 Number 2&3

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Isolation of sporocyst broodsacs of the Genus Leucochloridium (Leucochloridiidae: Trematoda) from the intermediate host, Succunea lauta, in Japan

Yamada, Seitaro;Fukumoto, Shin-ichiro

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/47150
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.59.2-3.101
KEYWORDS : Japan;Leucochloridium;sporocyst broodsac

Abstract

Green- or brown-striped trematode sporocyst broodsacs typical of Leucochloridium infecting the ocular tentacles of a land snail, Succinea lauta, were collected in Abashiri, Hokkaido in northern Japan (N43° 59´, E144° 14´) in June of 2000 and 2001. The metacercariae isolated from the sporocyst broodsac were morphologically identified as Leucochloridium spp. (Leucoclhoridiidae Poche). This report is the first to describe evidential specimens of the sporocyst broodsac of the genus Leucochloridium Carus, 1835, infecting the intermediate host in Japan, suggesting that Leucochloridium spp. completes Their life cycle in Hokkaido, Japan.

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