Echinostomatidae

Echinostomatidae

a family of flukes (digenetic trematodes) found in birds.
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Metacercariae of Echinostomatidae, large metacercariae (unidentified), and small metacercariae (unidentified) were found in both dreissenid species.
The 4 species of trematodes found were Cyathocotyle bushiensis and Echinostomatidae spp.
Because metacercariae of many Echinostomatidae species are known from North American freshwater molluscs (Conn & Conn 1995), it was not surprising to find echinostomatid trematodes in dreissenids during our study.
The FZTs include many species, especially representatives of the families Heterophyidae, Echinostomatidae, and Opisthorchiidae.
Digenetic trematodes in the family Echinostomatidae use gastropod and bivalve molluscs as intermediate hosts and have a worldwide distribution (Lauckner 1983).