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Article: The relationship between flat periwinkle life histories and digenean infections

TitleThe relationship between flat periwinkle life histories and digenean infections
Authors
KeywordsLittorina Mariae
Littorina Obtusata
Parasite
Trematode
Issue Date1990
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-8158
Citation
Hydrobiologia, 1990, v. 193 n. 1, p. 183-190 How to Cite?
AbstractLarval digenean parasites were studied in Littorina obtusata (L.) and L. mariae Sacchi & Rastelli at Sawdern Point in West Wales. Shell parameters, ovipositor and shell colour, penis morphology and sex ratios were scored, and the influence of parasitism studied. A total of 7 species of parasites were found, although the prevalence was very low in L. mariae, especially in the females. The parasitic gigantism that has been described in other species of gastropod was not found in this study. Parasitic castration does occur in some infected male L. obtusata, resulting in severe stunting of the penis. However, this phenomena was never observed in L. mariae. The winkle species are congeneric and inhabit broadly similar niches on the shore; their life histories are however quite different - one being annual and the other perennial. This probably affects exposure to infection, and might explain the differing prevalence of the parasites. © 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178851
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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrailsford, TJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:50:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:50:09Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.citationHydrobiologia, 1990, v. 193 n. 1, p. 183-190en_US
dc.identifier.issn0018-8158en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178851-
dc.description.abstractLarval digenean parasites were studied in Littorina obtusata (L.) and L. mariae Sacchi & Rastelli at Sawdern Point in West Wales. Shell parameters, ovipositor and shell colour, penis morphology and sex ratios were scored, and the influence of parasitism studied. A total of 7 species of parasites were found, although the prevalence was very low in L. mariae, especially in the females. The parasitic gigantism that has been described in other species of gastropod was not found in this study. Parasitic castration does occur in some infected male L. obtusata, resulting in severe stunting of the penis. However, this phenomena was never observed in L. mariae. The winkle species are congeneric and inhabit broadly similar niches on the shore; their life histories are however quite different - one being annual and the other perennial. This probably affects exposure to infection, and might explain the differing prevalence of the parasites. © 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-8158en_US
dc.relation.ispartofHydrobiologiaen_US
dc.subjectLittorina Mariaeen_US
dc.subjectLittorina Obtusataen_US
dc.subjectParasiteen_US
dc.subjectTrematodeen_US
dc.titleThe relationship between flat periwinkle life histories and digenean infectionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWilliams, GA: hrsbwga@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00028075en_US
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dc.identifier.volume193en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage183en_US
dc.identifier.epage190en_US
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
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