Acanthocephala

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

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For example, the Brazilian Pantanal, where both coatis and crab-eating foxes are sympatric, presents two makedly different seasons, with higher temperature and humidity during the wet season that can favor the life cycle of parasites and their intermediate hosts (e.g., for acanthocephalans: Kennedy, 2006; Amin, 1980).
Fish acanthocephalans of the genus Pomphorhynchus spp as global applicable bio-indicators for metal pollution in the aquatic environment.
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.
For instance, acanthocephalans develop faster at high temperatures (Olson and Pratt, 1971; Tokeson and Holmes, 1982), and their manipulation efficiency increases with time after they have reached the cystacanth stage (Franceschi et al., 2008; Labaude et al., 2015a).
Other eggs of helminths observed in the cat feces in descending order included Toxocara cati, hook worms (Ancylostoma spp.), Dipylidium caninum, and Acanthocephalan spp.
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.
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.
Spiny-headed worms (acanthocephalans) are relatively common helminth parasites of the intestinal tract of aquatic turtles.
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.