Pomphorhynchus

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Pomphorhynchus

an acanthocephalan or thorny-headed genus of worms.

Pomphorhynchus laevis
found in the intestine of freshwater and marine fish.
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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.