Diplostomum

Diplostomum

a genus of digenetic trematodes of the family Diplostomatidae.

Diplostomum spathaceum
found in the intestines of gulls. A cause of cataracts in fish and heavy infestations may cause severe mortalities.
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salmoides del Lago de Patzcuaro, Michoacan y describen a Crepidostomum cornutum (Osborn, 1903); Clinostomum complanatum (Rudolphi, 1814) y Diplostomum sp.
KENNEDY (1981) explains the parasitism by Diplostomum spathaceum (Rudolphi, 1819), one diplostomidae eyes parasite of several fish species, can cause the formation of cataracts on the lenses ("white eye"), and there is often no other pathology associated, so these fishes can acumulate the metacercariae in the eyes throughout many seasonal periods.
This observation conforms with that of Diplostomum gasterostei in Orthopristis ruber where the variation in infection were largely due to changes in age and size offish [5, 6, 25].
clavata does not cause injury to the fish host differently from Diplostomum sp.
Metacercariae of the digenean trematode Diplostomum are common parasites of wild and cultured fish in temperate and tropical climates (1).
sclerosus DIGENEA Clinostomum complamatum Fish farm (RS) Diplostomum sp.
Prevalencia, sazonalidade e intensidade de infeccao por Diplostomum (Austrodiplostomum) compactum Lutz, 1928 (Digenea, Diplostomidae), em peixes do reservatorio de Volta Grande, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil.
rhombifer Mouth Parker, 1941 Diclybothrium Polyodon Intestine Bangham & hamulatus spathula Venard, 1942 Diplostomum Didelphis Intestine Byrd et al.
Purification and characterization of a saccharide-binding protein from penetration glands of Diplostomum pseudospathaceum: a bifunctional molecule with cysteine protease activity.