Ecto-and endo-parasitic monogeneans (Platyhelminthes
) on cultured freshwater exotic fish species in the state of Morelos, South-Central Mexico.
Staining of Platyhelminthes
by herbal dyes: An eco-friendly technique for the taxonomist.
The turbellarian Urastoma cyprinae (Platyhelminthes
: Urastomidae) associated with natural and commercial populations of Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus californianus from Baja California, NW Mexico.
We stained platyhelminthes
(Cestoda) with Meyer's paracarmin, dehydrated through a graded ethanol series, cleared in methyl salicylate, and mounted in Canada balsam.
However, some taxa (e.g., Brachiopoda, Nemertea, Platyhelminthes
, and Porifera) were identified only to phylum level because no thorough identification keys exist for Canadian Arctic waters; we acknowledge that this study has probably underestimated the richness of these taxa.
* Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora Rhabditophora indet.
Recent findings extend such complex sociality to a new phylum- the Platyhelminthes
. Trematode flatworms clonally form colonies in their molluscan first intermediate hosts, and some species have a reproductive and a soldier caste.
The analysis of fecal matter also revealed the presence of an unidentified cestode (Platyhelminthes
: Cestoda), indicating parasitic infection by flatworms (Villa, 2007).
PHYLOGENY OF VERTEBRATE BLOOD FLUKES (PLATYHELMINTHES
: DIGENEA; SCHISTOSOMATOIDEA), WITH EMPHASIS ON "FISH BLOOD FLUKES" (APOROCOTYLIDAE).