RESEARCH PAPER
Cercariae (Trematoda, Digenea) in European freshwater snails – a checklist of records from over one hundred years
Anna Cichy 1  
,   Anna Faltýnková 2  
,   Elżbieta Żbikowska 1  
 
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Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Institute of General and Molecular Biology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
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Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia and Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Anna Cichy   

Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Institute of General and Molecular Biology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Gagarina 9, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Submission date: 2009-01-15
Final revision date: 2010-12-29
Acceptance date: 2011-02-16
Publication date: 2011-10-10
 
Folia Malacol. 2011;19(3):165–189
 
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This review presents the results of studies on the freshwater snail-trematode associations, carriedout in Europe since the beginning of the 20th century. The great number of synonyms of snail and trematode specific names has made the cooperation between malacologists and parasitologists difficult. Here we providea survey of larval trematodes (cercariae) based on Central, North and Western European literature. Whenever possible, the valid species name is provided, accompanied by synonyms, or just provisional names are used making up the largest part of the list. Trematodes with a definitely unclear systematic status are indicated asspecies incertae sedis. These include mostly trematodes which were attributed obviously erroneous names with poor or no description of their morphology. Although the provisional names inflate the number of trematode species and there are still many identification problems, we believe that this is another step in assessing the trematode species composition in Europe which will help not only parasitologists but also malacologists and contribute to their closer cooperation.
 
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Shahla Rivaz, Vahid Nasiri, Gholamreza Karimi, Mohamad Abdigoudarzi, Habibollah Paykari, Gholamreza Motamedi, Hamidreza Azizi, Khodad Pirali
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease
 
9.
Confirmation of the presence of zoonotic Trichobilharzia franki following a human cercarial dermatitis outbreak in recreational water in Slovakia
Kristián Gulyás, Miroslava Soldánová, Martina Orosová, Mikuláš Oros
Parasitology Research
 
10.
The taxonomic identity and phylogenetic relationships of Cercaria pugnax and C. helvetica XII (Digenea: Lecitho-dendriidae) based on morphological and molecular data
Olena Kudlai, Virmantas Stunzenas, Vasyl Tkach
Folia Parasitologica
 
11.
Phylogeography and genetics of the globally invasive snail Physa acuta Draparnaud 1805, and its potential to serve as an intermediate host to larval digenetic trematodes
Erika Ebbs, Eric Loker, Sara Brant
BMC Evolutionary Biology
 
12.
Host-parasite interactions in non-native invasive species are dependent on the levels of standing genetic variation at the immune locus
Aleksandra Biedrzycka, Marcin Popiołek, Andrzej Zalewski
BMC Evolutionary Biology
 
13.
Natural prevalence in Cuban populations of the lymnaeid snail Galba cubensis infected with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica: small values do matter
Antonio Vázquez, Jorge Sánchez, Annia Alba, Jean-Pierre Pointier, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussès
Parasitology Research
 
14.
Host Manipulations by Parasites and Viruses
Elżbieta Żbikowska, Anna Cichy
 
15.
Thermal preferences of bird schistosome snail hosts increase the risk of swimmer's itch
Elżbieta Żbikowska, Anna Marszewska
Journal of Thermal Biology
 
16.
Ketoprofen-induced inhibition of symptoms of behavioural fever observed in wintering Planorbarius corneus (L.) (Gastropoda: Planorbidae)
Elżbieta Żbikowska, Paola Lombardo, Janusz Żbikowski, Grażyna Jabłońska, Anna Marszewska, Anna Cichy
Journal of Molluscan Studies
 
17.
Infection of Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) (Gastropoda: Tateidae) by trematodes in Poland, including the first record of aspidogastrid acquisition
Anna Cichy, Anna Marszewska, Joanna Parzonko, Janusz Żbikowski, Elżbieta Żbikowski
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
 
18.
Potamopyrgus antipodarumas a potential defender against swimmer’s itch in European recreational water bodies—experimental study
Anna Marszewska, Anna Cichy, Jana Bulantová, Petr Horák, Elżbieta Żbikowska
PeerJ
 
19.
Isabel Blasco-Costa, Sean Locke
 
20.
Digenean larvae—the cause and beneficiaries of the changes in host snails’ thermal behavior
Elżbieta Żbikowska, Janusz Żbikowski
Parasitology Research
 
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