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Heterophyidae
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Heterophyidae is a family of intestinal trematodes in the order Plagiorchiida.

Description: "Tegument covered by spines. Oral sucker not armed or armed by cyrcumoral spines. Pharynx presented. Genital synus presented. Ventral and genital suckers usually not combined. Cirrus and bursa absent. Two testes located in posterior part of the body. Vitellaria in posterior part of the body."

First intermediate hosts are molluscs of Prosobranchia, second intermediate hosts are fishes. Definite hosts are birds and mammals, including humans.

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Life cycle of Heterophyes heterophyes

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References

  1. ^ Leiper, R. T. (1909). London School of Tropical Medicine. Report of the helminthologist for the six months ending 30th April, 1908. In, Report of the Advisory Committee for the Tropical Diseases Research Fund for the Year 1908 (pp. 35–39). London: Tropical Diseases Research Fund, Advisory Committee.

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Heterophyidae: Brief Summary
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Heterophyidae is a family of intestinal trematodes in the order Plagiorchiida.

Description: "Tegument covered by spines. Oral sucker not armed or armed by cyrcumoral spines. Pharynx presented. Genital synus presented. Ventral and genital suckers usually not combined. Cirrus and bursa absent. Two testes located in posterior part of the body. Vitellaria in posterior part of the body."

First intermediate hosts are molluscs of Prosobranchia, second intermediate hosts are fishes. Definite hosts are birds and mammals, including humans.

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Family not distinct from the Opisthorchiidae.

Reference

Thaenkham, U.; Blair, D.; Nawa, Y.; Waikagul, J. (2012). Families Opisthorchiidae and Heterophyidae: Are they distinct?. Parasitology International. 61(1): 90-93.

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Thaenkham, U.; Blair, D.; Nawa, Y.; Waikagul, J. (2012). Families Opisthorchiidae and Heterophyidae: Are they distinct?. <em>Parasitology International.</em> 61(1): 90-93.
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