Portland State University. Department of Biology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (viii, 66 leaves. ill.)
Fish of the genus Cottus were found infected with heterophyid metacercariae. Laboratory animals were infected with the metacercariae, and adult heterophid trematodes were recovered. These flukes were found to represent an undescribed species of the genus Euryhelmis. Various streams in the Willamette Valley and coastal areas were sampled for infected Cottus sp. Snails of the genera Oxytrema and Fluminicola were collected. Several possible definitive hosts were examined. A partial review of the subfamily Apophallinae and a complete review of the genus Euryhelmis are presented. Euryhelmis cotti n. sp. is placed in the subfamily Apophallinae, and its life cycle is partially described.
Simon, Michael Joseph, "Euryhelmis cotti N. Sp. (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) with observations on its life cycle" (1972). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 960.