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melanoid

 [mel´ah-noid]
1. resembling melanin.
2. a substance resembling melanin.
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mel·a·noid

(mel'ă-noyd),
A dark pigment, resembling melanin, formed from glucosamines in chitin.
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melanoid

(mĕl′ə-noid′)
adj.
1. Of or related to melanin; black-pigmented.
2. Of or affected with melanosis.

mel′a·noid′ n.
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melanoid

Dark coloured; greyish.
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mel·a·noid

(mel'ă-noyd)
A dark pigment, resembling melanin, formed from glucosamines in chitin.
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Species of heterophyids transmitted by Melanoides tuberculata snails in Peru.
Likewise presence of Melanoides tuberculata of the Thiaridae family is well known as a species that can tolerate the presence of low dissolved oxygen and high suspended particulate matter in river's water [46].
These snails include the following genera: Biomphalaria, Bulinus, Ceratophallus, Cleopatra, Gabbiella, Gyraulus, Melanoides, Melanopsis, Segmentorbis [27], Indoplanorbis, and Bithynia [47].
Distribuicao temporal de Melanoides tuberculata (Mollusca: Thiaridae) naturalmente infectados por Centrocestus formosanus (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) no Brasil.
Lake Nhlange polychaetes 237.67 41.79 41.79 Brachidontes 148.00 26.02 67.81 viigiliae chironomid larvae 193.33 21.71 89.52 amphipods 36.00 6.14 95.66 Lake Sibaya oligochaetes 575.33 62.89 62.89 Apseudes digitalis 1783.00 16.53 79.42 chironomid larvae 196.17 13.41 92.83 Lake Bhangazi chironomid larvae 357.83 55.80 55.80 South oligochaetes 128.83 20.43 76.23 Melanoides 85.00 11.17 87.39 tuberculata Caridina sp.
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While competition with Melanoides and Tarebia could potentially influence the results of the current study, Tolley-Jordan & Owen's (2008) work suggests that the lotic habitat where this studied was carried out minimized the potential effects of such competition.
ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF THE INVASIVE SNAIL, MELANOIDES TUBERCULATA (MULLER, 1774) AND ITS CONCOMITANT TREMATODE PATHOGEN, CENTROCESTUS FORMOSANUS (NISHIGORI, 1924).
Another compelling indicator is the presence of the fresh and brackish water snail Melanoides tuberculata, which can be found (occasionally) in pools at the shoreline of Khor Hulaylah (pers.