infestation of the fish eye by metacercaria of the fluke Diplostomum sp., eventually resulting in blindness. Snails are the intermediate host and piscivorous birds the final host. See also eye fluke disease

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • eye fluke disease — a disease caused by the metacercaria of strigeid trematodes (Diplostomum). The life cycle involves a snail, fish and the final host, a bird. Larval flukes invade the fish through the gills and reach the eye capillaries through the blood stream.… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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