Biology 625
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Paragonimus kellicotti (Plagiorchiformes)
(North American or Kellicott's lung fluke)

Definitive hosts: this species infects a variety of mammals, including humans, canids, felids, mustelids, opossum, raccoons, swine, and ruminants
Site of infection: encysted in granulomas in the lungs
Typical size: 6-10 mm long
Distribution: North America east of the Rockies
First intermediate host: snails, Pomatiopsis lapidaria
Metacercariae: metacercariae encyst on the viscera, especially the heart muscle, in crayfish of the genus Cambarus


2 x 2 slide in the KSU teaching collection; image modified; original source unknown

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