Lancet fluke

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Lancet fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum). Dicrocoelium dendriticum is called the lancet liver fluke because of its characteristic shape. Unlike most trematodes whose life cycles involve aquatic or marine hosts, the life cycle of the lancet fluke is terrestrial. Its first intermediate host is the terrestrial snail, and its second intermediate host is an ant. The definitive host is infected when it ingests ants that are infected with metacercariae.

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