acanthocephalan


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Related to acanthocephalan: phylum Acanthocephala

acanthocephalan

(ə-kăn′thə-sĕf′ə-lən) also

acanthocephalid

(-lĭd)
a·can′tho·ceph′a·lan adj.
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2010) The avian acanthocephalan Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus (Palaeacanthocephala) parasitizing the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Europe and New Zealand.
Venard was joined by Warfel, from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, for a report describing the pathogenesis of two acanthocephalan species parasitizing largemouth bass.
A single male specimen of the acanthocephalan Moniliformis clarki (Ward) was recovered from the small intestine of one mouse.
Oligacanthorhynchid cystacanths of acanthocephalans have previously been reported in Rhinocheilus lecontei from Riverside County, California as well as Arizona, Texas and Mexico (Goldberg et al.
ingens in a 10-month-old child in Texas (Dingley & Beaver 1985) attests to the ability of this acanthocephalan species to infect a wider range of vertebrate hosts than previously reported.
The ducks were infected with the acanthocephalan Polymorphus minutus, for which Gammarus pulex acts as an intermediate host.
in 11 (19 percent), oxyurid nematodes (Parathelandros texanus) in three (five percent), and acanthocephalan cystacanths in 12 (21 percent).
Digenea and acanthocephalans were found in massive numbers, obliterating the intestinal lumen, which suggests that the bird died as a result of the parasitic intestinal obstruction.
American Robins are known to be infected by a large number of parasites including coccidia, trematodes, nematodes, cestodes, and acanthocephalans (Welte and Kirkpatrick 1986).