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Parasitic Castration of the Scallop Pecten alba (Tate) by a Bucephalid Trematode


THE phenomenon of parasitic castration has been reported in many of the animal phyla including the Mollusca1–4. Investigations into the biology and ecology of scallops in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, have revealed an interesting example of parasitic castration in Pecten alba.

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SANDERS, M. Parasitic Castration of the Scallop Pecten alba (Tate) by a Bucephalid Trematode. Nature 212, 307–308 (1966).

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