hirundinellidae

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Botulus microporus

…a large species of trematode that lives in the intestines of predatory lancetfish (Genus: Alepisaurus) found in the Gulf of Mexico and some European waters. It is also found in some piscivorous sharks that have fed on lancetfish. The biology of B.microporus is not well known and much is still unknown about its life cycle.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Platyhelminthes-Trematoda-Plagiorchiida-Hirundinellidae-Botulus-B.microporus

Images: Anilocra and Peter Wirtz