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Synonyms for Acanthocephala

phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms

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Santos CP, Gibson DI, Tavares LER, Luque JL (2008) Checklist of Acanthocephala associated with the fishes of Brazil.
Acanthocephala or the spiny-headed worms represent a group of helminths commonly found in the intestine of piscine and avian parasitic hosts (Yamaguti 1963).
Six robins had parasites of the phylum Acanthocephala.
1942 Acanthocephala Acanthocephalus Aplodinotus Intestine Bangham & dirus grunniens Venard, 1942 Leptorhynchoides Micropterus Intestine Venard, thecatus salmoides 1940 Macroacanthorhynchus Procyon lotor Intestine Cole & ingens Shoop, 1987 Neoehinorhynchus Trachemys scripta Intestine Barger, chrysemydis 2004 N.
a unidentified species belonging to the Physalopteridae [third stage larvae only]; and two unidentified species of Acanthocephala (Centrorhynchid and Oligacanthorhynchid cystacanths).
About 33 102 parasites (9603 arthropods and 23 499 helminths) were recovered from these hosts and grouped in the taxa Siphonaptera, Phthiraptera, Acari, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda, and Acanthocephala.
of Class Acanthocephala, which is a spiny headed worm, infested also the intestine of the fish samples.
Gravid individuals of two species of Nematoda, Strongyluris similis Caballero, 1938, Thubunaea iguanae Telford, 1965 and one cystacanth of a species of oligacanthorhynchid Acanthocephala were found.