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Brief Communication
Korean J Parasitol. 1996 Dec;34(4):283-285. English.
Published online Dec 20, 1996.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1996.34.4.283
Copyright © 1996 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Conger myriaster, a new second intermediate host of Heterophyopsis continua (Digenea: Heterophyidae)
Ki Hong Kim,*1Eun Seok Choi,1 and Han Jong Rim2
1Department of Fish Pathology, College of Fisheries Sciences, Pukyong University, Pusan 608-737, Korea.
2Department of Parasitology and Institute for Tropical Endemic Diseases, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul 136-705, Korea.
Received November 09, 1996; Accepted November 29, 1996.


Six metacercariae were found from the gill filaments of Conger myriaster purchased at Mokpo City in Korea on 7 September 1996. Based on the morphology of the excysted specimen, we identified them as metacercariae of Heterophyopsis continua. C. myriaster is a new intermediate host of H. continua in the literature.


Fig. 1
Diagram of excysted metacercaria of Heterophyopsis continua collected from the gill filaments of Conger myriaster (ventral view, scale bar = 0.3 mm)

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