Authors

A. V. Ivanov

Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1981

Series

Translation Series

Abstract

The platyhelminth, Udonella, lives on parasitic copepod crustaceans and, according to the present system of classification belongs to mongenetic trematodes (Monogena) among which it is usually placed in the group Monopisthocotylea (Fuhrmann, 1928; Bychowsky, 1937; Dawes, 1946; Sproston, 1946). However, the morphology of Udonella has not yet been studied thoroughly by anyone, and a number of unusual features of the structure, ontogenesis and biology of this form cause doubts with regard to its belonging to the Monogena.

Description

Originally published in Parasitological Collection of the Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences, USSR (XIV, p. 112-163, 1952). Maria Kassatkin & Serge Kassatkin translators; J.E. Simmons, W.J. Hargis,Jr. and D.E. Zwerner, editors.

Issue

No. 25

Keywords

Platyhelminthes. Helminths.

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