Introduction of a Brachylaima species (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) to Australia

Cribb, T. H. (1990) Introduction of a Brachylaima species (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) to Australia. International Journal for Parasitology, 20 6: 789-796. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(90)90013-D


Author Cribb, T. H.
Title Introduction of a Brachylaima species (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) to Australia
Formatted title
Introduction of a Brachylaima species (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) to Australia
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
1879-0135
Publication date 1990-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(90)90013-D
Volume 20
Issue 6
Start page 789
End page 796
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction of a Brachylaima species (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) to Australia. International Journal for Parasitology 20: 789–796. A Brachylaima species recorded previously from the house mouse (Mus domesticus) in South Australia is shown to use the introduced European snails Cernuella virgata and Cochlicella barbara as first intermediate hosts, and the same two species and Theba pisana as second intermediate hosts. The life cycle is typical of Brachylaima species. The parasite is capable of infecting at least two species of native Australian rodent, Rattus fuscipes and Leporillus conditor. Because of the intermediate hosts used, it is hypothesized that this trematode species has been introduced from Europe. The parasite may be conspecific with one of a number of described European species but difficulties with the literature concerning these species have required that the present form be designated only as Brachylaima sp.
Keyword Digenea
Brachylaimidae
Brachylaima sp
Australia
Europe
Mammalia
Muridae
Mollusca
Helicidae
Introduction
Life cycle
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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