US Fish & Wildlife Service


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Published in Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr. 1958), pp. 229-230


During the summers of 1947 and 1948 strigeoid cercariae from Carrol Lake, Wisconsin were collected and identified by the late Dr. F. G. Brooks and turned over to the writer for use in the experimental infection of frog tadpoles and various fish. It was hoped to establish or eliminate these animals as the second intermediate host. One of the 8 tested was found infective for fish, and 1 infected tadpoles. These records do not elucidate the life cycles of these worms, but it is hoped that the work may help in the future study of strigeoid cercariae.