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Taxonomic Details for Pleurogonius malaclemys

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumPlatyhelminthes
ClassTrematoda
SubclassDigenea
OrderPlagiorchiida
SuborderPronocephalata
SuperfamilyPronocephaloidea
FamilyPronocephalidae
GenusPleurogonius
SpeciesPleurogonius malaclemys
Authority: Hunter, 1961
Comments: Trematode parasite of mud snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta, and terrapins
Habitats: Salinity Zone: Marine
GCE Contact: James Byers, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Pleurogonius malaclemys
Cercaria stage that infects mud snails Ilyanassa obsoleta. Photo Irit Altman.

Pleurogonius malaclemys
Cyst stage found in the environment. Photo Irit Altman.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.