Predation of Schistosomiasis Vector Snails by Ostracoda (Crustacea)

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Science  17 Mar 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4027, pp. 1258-1259
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4027.1258


An ostracod species of Cypretta is an effective predator in laboratory experiments on 1- to 3-day-old Biomphalaria glabrata, a vector snail of the blood fluke that causes the tropical and subtropical disease schistosomiasis.