distome


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distome

(ˈdɪstəʊm)
n
(Zoology) a genus of digenetic parasitic flatworms having two suckers, one ventral and the other oral
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According to Cable (1956), a fellodistomid cercariae can be identified by the following characteristics: Distome, pharyngeate larva, tegument spinose or smooth, eyespots present or absent, stylet lacking, excretory vesicle thin-walled, and a long and slender trichocercous tail, developing in marine bivalves.
He might be a distome, one of a genus of parasitic worms called flukes, from their short flattened triangular shape.
Distomes of the family Hemiuridae from North Indian fishes and frogs with systematic discussion on the family Halipegidae and the genera Vitellotrema, Guberlet and Genarchopsis Ozaki.