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Fasciola hepatica (common liver fluke)

Wikipedia Abstract

Fasciola hepatica, also known as the common liver fluke or sheep liver fluke, is a parasitic trematode (fluke or flatworm, a type of helminth) of the class Trematoda, phylum Platyhelminthes. It infects the livers of various mammals, including humans. The disease caused by the fluke is called fasciolosis or fascioliasis, which is a type of helminthiasis and has been classified as a neglected tropical disease. Fasciolosis is currently classified as a plant/food-borne trematode infection, often acquired through eating the parasite metacercariae encysted on plants. F. hepatica which is distributed worldwide has been known as an important parasite of sheep and cattle for many years and causes great economic losses to these livestock species, up to £23 million in the UK alone. Because of its si
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Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams


Parasite of 
Aepyceros melampus (impala)[2]
Alces alces (moose)[2]
Austropeplea ollula <Unverified Name>[2]
Austropeplea viridis <Unverified Name>[2]
Bison bison (American bison)[2]
Bison bonasus (European bison)[2]
Bos taurus indicus (aurochs)[2]
Bubalus bubalis (water buffalo)[2]
Bubalus bubalis arnee (Bos bubalus variety fulvus)[2]
Camelus bactrianus (Bactrian camel)[2]
Camelus dromedarius (dromedary)[2]
Capra caucasica cylindricornis (East Caucasian tur)[3]
Capra hircus (domestic goat)[2]
Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)[2]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[2]
Castor fiber (European beaver)[2]
Cavia aperea (Brazilian guinea pig)[2]
Cavia porcellus (Guinea pig)[2]
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)[2]
Cervus nippon (Sika deer)[2]
Coptodon guineensis (Guinean tilapia)[2]
Dama dama (fallow deer)[2]
Elephas maximus indicus (Indian elephant)[2]
Equus asinus (ass)[2]
Equus caballus (horse)[2]
Equus hemionus (kulan)[2]
Euomphalia stringella <Unverified Name>[2]
Galba cubensis[2]
Galba modicella (rock fossaria)[2]
Galba peruia <Unverified Name>[2]
Galba truncatula[2]
Gazella dorcas (Dorcas gazelle)[2]
Helicella candicans <Unverified Name>[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[2]
Hydrochoerus capybara <Unverified Name>[2]
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel)[4]
Lama glama (llama)[2]
Lepus americanus (Snowshoe Hare)[2]
Lepus californicus (Black-tailed Jackrabbit)[2]
Lepus capensis (Cape Hare)[2]
Lepus coreanus (Korean Hare)[2]
Lepus europaeus (European Hare)[2]
Lepus timidus (Mountain Hare)[2]
Lepus tolai (Tolai Hare)[2]
Lutra lutra (European Otter)[2]
Lymnaea glabra <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea huminis <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea japonica <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea modicella <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea obtusa <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea philippinensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea stagnalis (swamp lymnaea)[2]
Lymnaea subangulata[2]
Lymnaea swinhoei <Unverified Name>[2]
Lymnaea tomentosa[2]
Lymnaea viatrix <Unverified Name>[2]
Macropus eugenii (Tammar Wallaby)[2]
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo)[2]
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo)[2]
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby)[2]
Melanoides tuberculata (Yukon floater)[2]
Muntiacus reevesi (Reeves's muntjac)[2]
Mus musculus (house mouse)[2]
Myocastor coypus (nutria)[2]
Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer)[2]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[2]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[2]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[2]
Oryx gazella (gemsbok)[5]
Ovis ammon (argali)[2]
Ovis aries orientalis (mouflon)[2]
Pectinidens diaphanus[2]
Planorbis leucostoma <Unverified Name>[2]
Portax picta <Unverified Name>[2]
Pseudosuccinea columella (mimic lymnaea)[2]
Radix auricularia (big-eared radix)[2]
Radix balthica (wandering snail)[2]
Radix natalensis[2]
Radix plicatula[2]
Rattus fuscipes (Bush rat)[2]
Rattus lutreolus (Australian swamp rat)[2]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[2]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[2]
Rupicapra rupicapra (chamois)[2]
Sarotherodon melanotheron (blackchin tilapia)[2]
Sciurus vulgaris (Eurasian red squirrel)[2]
Sphaerogalba bulimoides[2]
Stagnicola attenuata <Unverified Name>[2]
Stagnicola palustris[2]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[2]
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)[2]
Thylogale billardierii (Tasmanian Pademelon)[2]
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail)[2]
Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat)[2]
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
3Capra cylindricornis, Paul J. Weinberg, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 695, pp. 1–9 (2002)
4Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, Donald P. Streubel and James P. Fitzgerald, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 103, pp. 1-5 (1978)
5Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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