schistocephalus


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cranium

 [kra´ne-um] (pl. cra´nia) (L.)
the large round superior part of the skull, enclosing the brain and made up of the cranial bones.
cranium bi´fidum incomplete formation of the skull, with defective formation of the brain and often an encephalocele or meningocele. Called also cranioschisis.

schistocephalus

/schis·to·ceph·a·lus/ (shis″-) (skis″to-sef´ah-lus) a fetus with cranium bifidum.

schistocephalus

(skĭs″tō-sĕf′ă-lŭs) [″ + kephale, head]
A fetus with a cleft head.

Schistocephalus

a genus of tapeworms in the family Diphyllobothriidae.

Schistocephalus solidus
adults found in the intestine of birds and can cause mortality in ducks. Intermediate stages in cyprinid fishes cause marked swelling of the abdomen.

schistocephalus

a fetus with a cleft head.
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Highest prevalence and intensities of Schistocephalus pungitii in ninespine sticklebacks occurred in LP92 (Table 3).
Diphyllobothrium ditremum, Schistocephalus pungitii, Gyrodactylus canadensis and Thersitina gasterostei were reported from ninespine sticklebacks inhabiting Main Pond (Marcogliese, 1992b).
Effect of the cestode macroparasite Schistocephalus pungitii on the reproductive success of ninespine stickleback, Pungitius pungitius.
Decreased reproductive investment of female threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus infected with the cestode Schistocephalus solidus: parasite adaptation, host adaptation, or side effect?