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Discovery of Maritrema jebuensis n. sp (Digenea: Microphallidae) from the Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, in Korea

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Authors
Chung, Ok-Sik; Lee, Hye-Jung; Lee, Seung-Ha; Sohn, Woon-Mok; Park, Il-Yong; Chai, Jong-Yil; Seo, Min; Oh, Sang-Ah
Issue Date
2010-12
Publisher
KOREAN SOC PARASITOLOGY, SEOUL NATL UNIV COLL MEDI
Citation
KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY; Vol.48 4; 335-338
Keywords
Maritrema jebuensisintestinal flukeAsian shore crabJebu-do
Abstract
Maritrema spp. (Digenea: Microphallidae) are parasites of birds, but have not been found in the Republic of Korea. In this study, metacercariae of Maritrema sp. were discovered in the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, caught in the mud-flats of Jebu-do, Hwasung-gun, Gyeonggi-do, and the adult flukes were confirmed by experimental infection into mice. Based on the symmetric ribbon-like vitellarium, adult flukes of Maritrema sp. were identified, but did not belong to previously described species in terms of the following morphologic characteristics: ceca reaching to the lateral wall at the anterior border of the ovary; ventral sucker larger than oral sucker; a prominent metraterm; and vitellarium forming a complete ring. Hence, we named this microphallid M. jebuensis n. sp. after the island where the second intermediate hosts were collected. From this study, it has been shown that Maritrema sp. is distributed in Korea and transmitted by the Asian shore crab, H. sanguineus.
ISSN
0023-4001
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/77355
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.335
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