Trematoda | Strigeata
Williams, E.H. Jr. and L. Bunkley-Williams. 1996. (Ref. 359)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 359)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic and the Red Sea.
Length: 0.07 to 0.13 cm. Minuscule, elongate fluke with a relatively small, simple rhynchus. Ear-like anterior projections of the body occur on either side of the rhynchus. Eggs: not found in the anterior part of the body (Ref. 359).
Host Specificity: This parasite is genus specific to barracuda (Sphyraena). Habitat (vertebrates): worldwide parasite of barracudas (Ref. 359). Members of the class Trematoda are parasitic, thus requires a host to survive. Life cycle: Eggs are passed on to the feces of the hosts. Embryos hatch into miracidia and penetrate the tissues of snails where they further undergo three stages: sporocysts (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)