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Host specificity and geographical distribution of Eubothrium in European salmonid fish.
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PMID:  12895285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The host specificity and distribution of Eubothrium crassum (Bloch, 1779) and Eubothrium salvelini (Schrank, 1790), morphologically fairly similar pseudophyllidean tapeworms parasitizing salmonid fish, were critically assessed on the basis of morphological and genetic evaluation of extensive material collected from different definitive hosts and geographical regions in Europe. Eubothrium crassum occurs in fish of the genera Salmo, i.e. salmon (S. salar - both freshwater and marine), sea trout (S. trutta trutta), brown trout (S. trutta fario), and lake trout (S. trutta lacustris), and also in Danubian salmon (Hucho hucho) and vendace (Coregonus albula). Eubothrium salvelini parasitizes Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Europe, and also whitefish (Coregonus wartmanni). Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), which is not a native European fish species, was found to be a suitable definitive host for both Eubothrium species, which may occur simultaneously in the same fish. Previous records of E. crassum in Arctic char and brook trout, and those of E. salvelini in fish of the genus Salmo were most probably misidentifications. Most studies of Eubothrium have involved salmonids from the northern part of Europe, with few records from southern and south-eastern Europe. This study also confirmed the reliability of the morphology of the apical disc for the discrimination of E. crassum and E. salvelini.
T Scholz; R Kuchta; A P Shinn; V Snábel; V Hanzelová
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of helminthology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0022-149X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Helminthol.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-04     Completed Date:  2003-11-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985115R     Medline TA:  J Helminthol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branisovská 31, 370 05 Ceské Budĕjovice, Czech Republic,
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MeSH Terms
Cestoda / classification,  physiology*,  ultrastructure
Cestode Infections / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  veterinary*
Europe / epidemiology
Fish Diseases / epidemiology*,  parasitology,  physiopathology
Host-Parasite Interactions
Isoelectric Focusing
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Parasitology / methods
Salmonidae / parasitology*
Species Specificity

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