Bothriocephalus scorpii [Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea] in turbot and brill from British coastal waters
Davey, J.T. and Peachey, J.E. (1968) Bothriocephalus scorpii [Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea] in turbot and brill from British coastal waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 48 (2). pp. 335-340.
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Three hundred and thirty-one turbot and 350 brill of varying ages were examined for infection with the tapeworm Bothriocephalus scorpii (Muller, 1776). This survey showed that: (i) turbot and brill acquired infections of B. scorpii before they were 1 year old; (ii) all the adult turbot were infected with B. scorpii, often heavily, whereas only half the adult brill were infected and then only slightly; (iii) differences in the structure of the gut mucosa could account for the strong attachment of the scoleces in turbot compared with the loose attachment in brill.
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