Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Terrestrial, aquatic, and amphibious mollusks from Pacific islands were tested for susceptibility to infection with . The terrestrial mollusks included five introduced species that occur commonly on high islands and 11 species typical of coral atolls. The aquatic and amphibious mollusks included species of five families of fresh-water snails, and one species of oyster. The veronicellid slug, , was found to be a highly susceptible intermediate host of , whereas two small subulinid snails, and , and a helicid snail, , were relatively resistant. The limacid slug, , was of intermediate susceptibility when compared with the veronicellid and the snails. As a group, the atoll species were relatively resistant to . With the exception of , a laboratory-cultured aquatic snail not indigenous to the Pacific, the fresh-water snails were either completely or partially resistant. Attempts to infect one species of oyster were unsuccessful.


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