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Udonella caligorum   Johnston

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Trematoda | Monopisthocotylea | Udonellidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: USA and Puerto Rico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

The cylindrical body has a posterior sucker-like attachment organ that is not divided into sections and is not armed with anchors, bars or spines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in free swimming parasitic copepods captured in plankton nets. Transfers from one copepod host to another when these crustacean parasites are mating (a sexual disease of copepods). May feed on parasitic copepods instead of fish host; covers these crustacean parasites with eggs that are probably detrimental. May harm other parasites and may actually benefit fish host (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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown