Summary: Encysted cercaria which house the intermediate stages of trematode parasites in tissues of an intermediate host.
Wang M, Chen H, Shih H. Occurrence and distribution of yellow grub trematodes (Clinostomum complanatum) infection in Taiwan. Parasitol Res. 2017;116:1761-1771 pubmed publisher
..b>Metacercariae were primarily found in the operculum, mandible, muscle, and oral cavity of fish...
Cech G, Molnár K, Székely C. Molecular biological studies of adult and metacercarial stages of Petasiger exaeretus Dietz, 1909 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae). Acta Vet Hung. 2017;65:198-207 pubmed publisher
Molnár et al. (2015) reported two types of echinostomatid metacercariae in the lateral line organ of Hungarian fish species...
Chaudhary A, Gupta S, Verma C, Tripathi R, Singh H. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Metacercaria of Tylodelphys (Digenea: Diplostomidae) from the Piscine Host, Mystus tengara from India. J Parasitol. 2017;103:565-573 pubmed publisher
..1 and Tylodelphys sp. 2, suggested that the forms were different species but, after performing molecular analysis, we conclude that despite morphological differences both morphotypes are conspecific. ..
Bader C, Jesudoss Chelladurai J, Starling D, Jones D, Brewer M. Assessment of in vitro killing assays for detecting praziquantel-induced death in Posthodiplostomum minimum metacercariae. Exp Parasitol. 2017;181:70-74 pubmed publisher
..The propidium iodide method offers an advantage over simple visualization of parasite movement and could be used to determine EC50 values relevant for comparison of praziquantel sensitivity or resistance. ..
Gracenea M, Gállego L. Brachylaimiasis: Brachylaima spp. (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) Metacercariae Parasitizing the Edible Snail Cornu aspersum (Helicidae) in Spanish Public Marketplaces and Health-Associated Risk Factors. J Parasitol. 2017;103:440-450 pubmed publisher
..trematodes, harboring unencysted metacercariae in its kidney...