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Abstract

Studies on Leucochloridium passeri Wu from Taiwan (Digenea: Leucochloridiidae).

Abstract

In Taiwan, 2 of 10 Passer montanus captured within the compound of Academia Sinica, Taipei, were heavily infected with Leucochloridium passeri, and Succinea snails collected in the same compound were infected with sporocysts containing cercariae of L. passeri. This is the first record of L. passeri in Taiwan. Experimental infection of Lonchura domestica and L. striata showed the former to be more resistant to infection. Specimens from natural and experimental infections (the latter ranging from 5 to 35 days) are described and illustrated. They differ from the original description by Wu (1938) in having larger, more spherical testes and minute spines on the body surface.