Figure 1. Life cycle of Diplozoon paradoxum on the gills of cyprinid fish. 1 Adults on the gills of fish. 2 Egg with an oncomiracidium larva. 3 Free oncomiracidium. Go to Print Version. Diplozoon paradoxum. Taxonomic Serial No.: ( Download Help) Diplozoon paradoxum TSN Subspecies Diplozoon paradoxum bliccae Reichenbach-Klinke, accepted as Paradiplozoon bliccae (Reichenbach-Klinke, ) (Superseded.

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Then the two larvae undergo metamorphosis and become fused. Unlike most parasites that produce gametes all year, paradoxum gametes are produced primarily during pparadoxum spring, with the highest production from May to June and continuing through the rest of the summer.

This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or diplkzoon it. A diporpa juvenile can live for several months, but it cannot develop further until encountering another diporpa; unless this happens, the diporpa usually dies.

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The eggs of Diplozoon paradoxum are laid in a freshwater fish’s gills. When one diporpa finds another, each attaches its sucker to the dorsal papilla of the dillozoon.


Views Read Edit View history. This parasite is commonly found on the gills of European cyprinid fishes.

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The two worms fuse completely, with no trace of separating partitions. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The fusion stimulates maturation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Gonads appear; the male genital duct of one terminates near the female genital duct of the paaradoxum, permitting cross-fertilization.

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This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. The following other wikis use this file: The original can be viewed here: It is usually around 0. They exhibit strong seasonal variation in their reproductive activity. Polyopisthocotylea Parasitic helminths of fish. Orientation Normal File change date and time Modifications made by Totodu Views View Edit History. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Diplozoon paradoxum are hermaphroditic flatworms that live on gills of freshwater fishes.


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Here is an excerpt from The New York Times:. Once the two worms have fused together cross-fertilization can be permitted. Retrieved from ” https: Mexico has years, Jamaica has 95 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Dkplozoon have 75 years. Diplozoon paradoxum Nordmann, German naturalist, philosopher and artist.

Males and females meet each other during their juvenile stage, and their bodies completely fuse together, whereupon they remain faithful dipllzoon death,” Dr. It has several hooks at its mouth which it uses to grab on to the gills of a fish. Diplozoon paradoxum Kunstformen der Natur – derivative.

There it hatches into a larva stage oncomiracidiumdiporpa.