Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Bulletin of Marine Science
Cercaria brachidontis Hopkins, 1954, previously known from Louisiana, is reported from its type host, the hooked mussel Ischadium recurvum (Raf.) collected in Galveston Bay, Texas. The metacercarial stage of C. brachidontis is reported from both I. recurvum and the platform mussel Mytilopsis leucopheata (Conrad) and the parasite is referred to Proctoeces maculatus (Looss, 1901) Odhner, 1911. An adult fluke of the same species is reported from the hindgut of the sheepshead, Archosargus prohatocephalus (Walbaum) (Osteichthyes, Sparidae), collected from Galveston Bay.
Wardle, WJ, On The Life-Cycle Stages Of Proctoeces-maculatus (Digenea, Fellodistomidae) In Mussels And Fishes From Galveston Bay, Texas (1980). Bulletin of Marine Science, 30(3), 737-743.