Fecampia erythrocephala Giard, 1886



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Original scientific description:

Giard, M.A., 1886. Sur un rhabdocoele nouveau, parasite et nidulant (Fecampia erythrocephala). Comptes Rendus des l’Académie des Sciences 103: 499-501.


Other references:

Bellon-Humbert, C. (1983). Fecampia erythrocephala Giard (Turbellaria Neorhabdocoela), a parasite of the prawn Palaemon serratus Pennant: The adult phase. Aquaculture 31(2-4): 117-140.

Faubel, A.; Noreña, C. (2001). Turbellaria, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels 50: 123-136.

Kuris, Armand M., Torchin, Mark E. and Lafferty, Kevin D. (2002). Fecampia erythrocephala rediscovered: prevalence and distribution of a parasitoid of the European shore crab, Carcinus maenas. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 82: 955-960.

Tyler, S., Artois, T.; Schilling, S.; Hooge, M.; Bush, L.F. (eds) (2006-2022). World List of turbellarian worms: Acoelomorpha, Catenulida, Rhabditophora. Fecampia erythrocephala Giard, 1886. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2022-04-03


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