Comparison of the metal accumulation capacity between the Acanthocephalan pomphorhynchus
laevis and larval nematodes of the genus Eustrongylides sp.
To get round this problem, Dr Jeffrey Karp and his team looked at a parasitic worm called Pomphorhynchus
laevis, which anchors itself to the slippery surface of the host's intestine using micro-needle tips that pierce the surface and then, once wet, swell to lock tight.
pseudemydis Trachemys scripta Intestine Barger, 2004 Pomphorhynchus
Lepomis gulosus Intestine Bangham & bulbocolli Venard, 1942 Tanaorhamphus Dorsoma Intestine Bangham & longirostris cepedianum Venard, 1942 Hirudinea Illinobdella alba Lepomis Mouth Bangham & microlophus Venard, 1942 I.