Proteocephalus

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Proteocephalus

a genus of tapeworms in the order Proteocephalidea.

Proteocephalus ambloplitis
found in cultured fish, especially bass. The parasite affects the gonads and causes sterility. Called also bass tapeworm.
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Los especimenes de referencia se depositaron en la Coleccion de Helmintos de la UANL (CP: UANL) con los numeros de catalogo: Posthodiplostomum minimum centrarchi (MacCallum, 1921; Dubois, 1936) Hoffman, 1958 (UANL-HE 2 025); Phyllodistomum pearsei Holl, 1929 (UANL-HE 2 026); Proteocephalus ambloplitis (Leidy, 1887) Benedict, 1900 (UANL-HE 20 251); Contracaecum sp.
En Mexico, los plerocercoides de Proteocephalus ambloplitis han sido recolectados de Centrarchidae (M.
Cestoda from Lake Fishes in Wisconsin: The ecology of Proteocephalus ambloplitis and Haplobothrium globuliforme in bass and bowfin.
Cestoda from lake fishes in Wisconsin: the ecology and pathology of Proteocephalus ambloplitis plerocercoids in their fish intermediate hosts.