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Surface morphology of Probolocoryphe uca (Sarkisian, 1957) (Digenea: Microphallidae) from Kuwait bay.
Syst Parasitol. 2000 Jul; 46(3):209-14.SP

Abstract

The surface ultrastructure of Probolocoryphe uca (Digenea: Microphallidae), recovered from a rat experimentally fed on crabs, Nanosesarma minutum (Brachyura: Grapsidae), naturally infected with the metacercariae, was studied by scanning electron microscopy. The flukes were leaf-like, ventrally concave and pyriform or ovoid in outline. The anterior end was modified into a sucker-like organ, comprising a protrusible disc-shaped structure surrounded by single-pointed spines. This organ is probably involved in the attachment and feeding process in a manner similar to the action of the oral suckers. Apart from the sucker-like organ, the entire tegumental surface was covered with triangular spines with multi-pointed tips. Ciliated, dome-shaped papillae were observed, singly or in groups, arranged symmetrically on the sucker-like organ and around the oral and ventral suckers. Kuwait Bay constitutes a new geographical record and the crab N. minutum is a new second intermediate host record for P. uca.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biological Sciences, Kuwait University, Safat.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10845653

Citation

Abdul-Salam, J, and B S. Sreelatha. "Surface Morphology of Probolocoryphe Uca (Sarkisian, 1957) (Digenea: Microphallidae) From Kuwait Bay." Systematic Parasitology, vol. 46, no. 3, 2000, pp. 209-14.
Abdul-Salam J, Sreelatha BS. Surface morphology of Probolocoryphe uca (Sarkisian, 1957) (Digenea: Microphallidae) from Kuwait bay. Syst Parasitol. 2000;46(3):209-14.
Abdul-Salam, J., & Sreelatha, B. S. (2000). Surface morphology of Probolocoryphe uca (Sarkisian, 1957) (Digenea: Microphallidae) from Kuwait bay. Systematic Parasitology, 46(3), 209-14.
Abdul-Salam J, Sreelatha BS. Surface Morphology of Probolocoryphe Uca (Sarkisian, 1957) (Digenea: Microphallidae) From Kuwait Bay. Syst Parasitol. 2000;46(3):209-14. PubMed PMID: 10845653.
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