Endocotyle bushi (Trematoda: Microphallidae) from willets, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus from Galveston, Texas. Academic Article uri icon


  • During a study of Digenea of shorebirds from Galveston, Texas, 30% (30 of 99) of willets, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus (Charadriiformes), were found to be infected with 55-405 Endocotyle bushi per infected host. Although the specimens from Texas generally agree with E. bushi from Florida, specimens from Texas are less elongated, have a more triangular to heart-shaped ovary, have slightly larger eggs, and have a smaller seminal vesicle.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dronen, N. O., Badley, J. E., Tehrany, M. R., & Wardle, W. J.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • December 1998