The Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres interpres, a NewDefinitive Host for Gynaecotyla squatarolae (Digenea:Microphallidae)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Science Article 4


The ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres interpres, a migratory Korean bird, was proved to be a natural definitivehost for Gynaecotyla squatarolae (Digenea: Microphallidae). The ruddy turnstone was found dead at the seashore of Okgueup,Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do. The intestinal tract was examined, and 98 unknown flukes were recovered.

Min Seo et al, Korean J Parasitol Vol. 46, No. 1: 41-43, March 2008

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