Metacercarial utilization of a naturally infected single species (Lymnaea peregra) snail community by Echinoparyphium recurvatum.J Helminthol. 2004 Mar; 78(1):51-6.JH
Utilization of a single-species molluscan community of Lymnaea peregra by metacercariae of Echinoparyphium recurvatum over a summer (July-September) period in south-east England showed an increase in the mean number of cysts per host with host size and time of exposure. Aggregation resulting from host and habitat-related factors increased with host size and time of exposure. Encystment within the host was restricted to the peripheral organs in smaller juvenile snails but as snails increased in size, metacercariae were distributed throughout the tissues.