Posthodiplostomum

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Posthodiplostomum

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) in the family Diplostomatidae.

Posthodiplostomum cuticula
the adults are found in the intestine of herons and kingfishers, but it is the second intermediate stage, the metacercariae, which occur in the skin, fin, cornea and superficial muscles of fish that are pathogenic. They cause black spot disease of cyprinid fish, especially carp, and may cause some deaths.
Posthodiplostomum minimum
the metacercaria cause 1 mm diameter white cysts in most internal organs of many freshwater fish. Called also white grub. Herons are the definitive host.
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The metacercarial stage of the trematode Posthodiplostomum minimum occurred with highest prevalence and mean abundance.
37, range = 0-596) was the neascus metacercaria of the trematode Posthodiplostomum minimum.
macrochirus include Posthodiplostomum minimum, Camallanus oxycephalus, Contacaecum spiculigerum, and Sebekia mississippiensis, while those from P.