Comparative morphology of four species of allcreadiid miracidia (Trematoda)

TitleComparative morphology of four species of allcreadiid miracidia (Trematoda)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsJr. LEPeters, LaBonte RP
JournalJournal of Parasitology

Miracidia of Allocreadium lobatum Wallin, 1909; A. neotenicum Peters, 1957; Bunodera luciopercae (O. F. Mueller, 1776); and Bunoderina sacculata (Van Cleave and Mueller, 1932) Yamaguti, 1953 have ciliated epidermal cells in four tiers (6, 6, 4, and 2 cells per tier in anterior to posterior sequence), with some variations in number per tier in the last two species. Differences among species included the number of apical gland openings and number and arrangement of cephalic gland pores. These four are compared with related species.