Figure 1. Life cycle of Diplozoon paradoxum on the gills of cyprinid fish. 1 Adults on the gills of fish. 2 Egg with an oncomiracidium larva. 3 Free oncomiracidium. Go to Print Version. Diplozoon paradoxum. Taxonomic Serial No.: ( Download Help) Diplozoon paradoxum TSN Subspecies Diplozoon paradoxum bliccae Reichenbach-Klinke, accepted as Paradiplozoon bliccae (Reichenbach-Klinke, ) (Superseded.

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Males and females meet each other during their juvenile stage, and their bodies completely fuse together, whereupon they remain faithful until death,” Dr. Two more pairs of clamps develop in the opisthaptor [ further explanation needed ] of each.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It has several hooks at its mouth which it uses to grab on to the gills of a fish. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Diplozoon paradoxum are hermaphroditic flatworms that live on gills of freshwater fishes.


Retrieved from ” diplozooon Diplozoon paradoxum Nordmann, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The fusion stimulates maturation.

From there it feeds on the blood of a Cyprinid. The two worms fuse completely, with no trace of separating partitions.

It remains in that stage unless two larvae come together. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Here is an excerpt from Parzdoxum New York Times:. Diplozoon paradoxum Scientific classification Kingdom: There it hatches into a larva stage oncomiracidiumdiporpa.

A diporpa juvenile can live for several months, but it cannot develop further until encountering another diporpa; unless this happens, the diporpa usually dies. Views View Edit History.

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This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Diplozoon paradoxum is a flatworm platyhelminth from the class Monogenea found in freshwater fishes in Asia and Europe and known for its complete monogamy.

Modifications made by Totodu The eggs of Diplozoon paradoxum are laid in a freshwater fish’s gills. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The following other wikis use this diplozlon This parasite is commonly found on the gills of European cyprinid fishes. It is usually around 0.

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This begins one of the most intimate associations of two individuals of the animal kingdom. Mexico has years, Jamaica has 95 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years.

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Adults can apparently live in dipozoon state for several years. The life cycle of D. German naturalist, philosopher and artist. Unlike most parasites that produce gametes all parasoxum, paradoxum gametes are produced primarily during the spring, with the highest production from May to June and continuing through the rest of the summer. They exhibit strong seasonal variation in their reproductive activity. When one diporpa finds another, each attaches its sucker to the dorsal papilla of the other.

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