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As soon as these parasitic nematode eggs (Anguilicoloides crassus) are released into the sea or fresh water by the parasitic eels, they pierce their shell and swim towards the bottom where they will be eaten by the benthic copepods (Cyclops sp.). Which will be eaten in turn by the eels. Then these nematodes will cross the stomach and will parasitize the swim bladder of the eel. Diameter of an egg, approximately 400μ

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Shooting date : 2016-03-20

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Wild animal / Worm / Helminth / Roundworm / Bematode / Swim-bladder nematode (Anguillicola crassus)

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

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Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Egg

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Pseudocoelomata / Nematoda / Secernentea / Dracunculoidea / Anguillicola

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