Trematoda | Strigeata
Williams, E.H. Jr. and L. Bunkley-Williams. 1996. (Ref. 359)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 359)
Climate / Range
Length: 0.16 - 0.33 cm. Minuscule to tiny, elongate worm with a rhynchus appearing like a relatively large oral sucker with 22 moderate-sized tentacles on the anterior end. Tentacles on each worm vary in size (Ref. 359).
Host Specificity: This parasite is genus specific (Seriola). It may be a characteristic parasite of greater amberjack (Ref. 358). 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)