Which among the following are true about the parasite shown in the picture below?
Two host required.
Body cavity present.
The parasite shown in the picture above represents trematode.
- Medically important member of the class trematoda belong to subclass Digenea, as they are digenetic, i.e. require two hosts. The definitive host in which they pass the sexual or adult stage are mammals, humans or animals, and the intermediate hosts in which they pass their asexual or larval stages are freshwater molluscs or snails.
- Trematodes are unsegmented, and have no anus and body cavity.