Phagicola sp.

Scholz, T., Aguirre-Macedo, M. L. & Salgado-Maldonado, G., 2001, Trematodes of the family Heterophyidae (Digenea) in Mexico: a review of species and new host and geographical records, Journal of Natural History 35 (12), pp. 1733-1772: 1767

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Phagicola sp.


Phagicola sp.   of Iruegas et al. (1983)

In an unpublished contribution at a national congress, metacercariae were reported from the operculum and musculature of Cichlasoma cyanoguttatu   m (Baird and Girard) ( Cichlidae   ) and Poecilia mexicana   ( Poeciliidae   ) from RõÂo PesquerõÂa in Nuevo LeoÂn. Although no description or illustration of the metacercariae were provided, it can be assumed that the metacercariae belonged to the species Ascocotyle (Phagicola) nana   that commonly occurs in Mexico as well as in southeastern USA ( Font et al., 1984b; Scholz et al., 1997a).