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Relative competence of native and exotic fish hosts for two generalist native trematodes

Paterson, Rachel A; Lal, Aparna; Dale, Marcia; Townsend, Colin R; Poulin, Robert; Tompkins, Daniel M


Exotic fish species frequently acquire native parasites despite the absence of closely related native hosts. They thus have the potential to affect native counterparts by altering native host–parasite dynamics. In New Zealand, exotic brown trout Salmo trutta and rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss have acquired two native trematodes (Telogaster opisthorchis and Stegodexamene anguillae) from their native definitive host (the longfin eel Anguilla dieffenbachii). We used a combination of field...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal for Parasitology:Parasites and Wildlife
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.03.004
Access Rights: Open Access


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