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Parahemiurus merus   (Linton)

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Trematoda | Azygiida | Hemiuridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Williams, E.H. Jr. and L. Bunkley-Williams. 1996. (Ref. 359)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 0.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 359)

Environment

Host

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Tropical to temperate.

Short description

Length: 0.14 - 0.35cm. An elongate fluke with a short; deeply invaginated tail. Oral and ventral suckers: close together but separated by about 1 width of the ventral sucker. Deep striations (cuticular denticulations): occur on the sides from the oral sucker to 2/3 of the way down the body. Uterus: with eggs either does not extend into the tail or just barely does; intestinal ceca extend into the tail. Vitellaria: reduced to a rounded lump near the ovary (Ref. 359).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Length: 0.14 to 0.35cm (Ref. 359). Host Specificity: This fluke appears to have little host preference as it occurs in a broad range of hosts. Habitat other vertebrates: blue runner, crevalle jack, greater amberjack, horse-eye jack, sailfish, Sterrhurus sp. barracuda (Ref. 359), Oncorhynchus, Gadus, Syngnathus, Hexagrammos, Ophiodon, Aprodon (Ref. 94010) and Priacanthus species (Ref. 95291). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown