Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Alden E. Noble

First Committee Member

H. W. Manter

Second Committee Member

James E. McCauley


The following seven species of hemiurid trematodes, some with new host records, are reported in this study: Dissosaccus laevis, Genolinea laticauda, Lecithaster salmonis, Parahemiurus merus, Sterrhurus exodicus, Sterrhurus monticelli and Tubulovesicula lindbergi. Dissosaocus laeyis and Sterrhurus monticelli are reported for the first time from the West Coast of North America.

Genolinea oncorhynohi Adams and Margolis 1958 is placed in synonymy with Genolinea laticauda Manter 1925. Keys for Genolinea and Tubulovesicula species, modified from Manter (1954) are included. Two tables, one summarizing the hemiurids reported from the West Coast of North America, the other a summary of hemiurids from Monterey Bay, California, encountered in this study, are also included.



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