Parasitology, Harold W. Manter Laboratory of


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Published by the Michigan Fish Commission-Bulletin No. 4.


In the work done on the fauna and flora of Lake St. Clair during the summer of 1893, the group of Vermes was entrusted to the writer. The following is submitted as a preliminary report on the ground covered, the material obtained, and the results of this branch of the work so far as they can be seen at this stage.

Excluding the Rotifera, which were studied by another member of the party, the Vermes are represented in fresh water by three great classes: the Plathelminthes (Flatworms), Nemathelminthes (Round or Threadworms), and the Annelida (Segmented-worms).