Nanophyetus salmincola

Nanophyetus salmincola Chapin, 1928 (Figure 2-31) ETYMOLOGY:Nano = posterior and phyetus = genitalia along with salmincola = for the salmonid second hosts. SYNONYMS: Chapin, 1926 first described this fluke as Nanophyes salmincola. He later (1928) changed the name to be … Continue reading


NANOPHYETIDAE   These small flukes are found in the intestinal tract of numerous mammals. There are large anterior and ventral suckers. The testes are symmetrical, large, and are in the hindbody. The cercarial stage that comes from the snail has … Continue reading

Plagiorchis massino

Plagiorchis massino Petrov and Tikhonov, 1927 This fluke was originally described from dogs and cats in Armenia and Kazakistan. It has also been reported from a single cat found infected in Newfoundland, Canada (Smith FR, Threllfall W. 1973. Helminths of … Continue reading


PLAGIORCHIDAE   The plagiorchids are characterized by having well developed oral and ventral suckers, an ovary just posterior to the ventral sucker, and a pair of testes at the beginning of the posterior of the body that are situated diagonally … Continue reading