acanthocephalans


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Related to acanthocephalans: phylum Acanthocephala

acanthocephalans

members of the phylum Acanthocephala.
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The massive infection by acanthocephalans presented an impact larger than 200% on fish growth reflecting directly on the gross revenue activity and presenting a difference >1000% between FI and NIF.
Overall, our study suggests that temperature may be responsible for variations in efficiency of manipulation by acanthocephalans of certain gammarid behaviors.
Acanthocephalans were refrigerated in distilled water overnight to extrude the proboscis, and several small holes were made in the body wall with fine dissecting pins prior to fixation in AFA.
Acanthocephalans were found in the small and large intestines and fixed in hot 10% formalin and stained with acetocarmine and mounted entire with Canada balsam.
American Robins are known to be infected by a large number of parasites including coccidia, trematodes, nematodes, cestodes, and acanthocephalans (Welte and Kirkpatrick 1986).
Some acanthocephalans of the family Oligacanthorhynchidae from Peru
The author, from Peru State College in Nebraska, visited the Lake during the summers of 2002 and 2003 and collected three species of acanthocephalans parasitizing the intestines of Lake turtles.
Nematodes and acanthocephalans were identified from temporary lactophenol wet mounts; cestodes and trematodes were regressively stained in Delafield's hematoxylin, mounted in Canada balsam and identified from the whole-mounts.
Tufts veterinary students discovered the ducks were infected with intestinal parasites known as acanthocephalans ("spiny-headed worms").