"So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite ’em; and so proceed ad infinitum."
- Jonathan Swift

June 27, 2010

June 27 - Stegotricha enterikos

Stegotricha enterikos is a parasite of oysters and has been found infecting them on both coasts of North America. They are quite prevalent and though they live within the body of the oyster and ingest the epithelial cells of the oyster, they don't appear to induce a great deal of pathology in the shellfish.

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