Acanthocephala

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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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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.
Nematodes and acanthocephalans were observed only for presence or absence due to their low occurrence.
Two immature individuals of the acanthocephalan Plagiorhynchus cylindracens were collected from the small intestine of one opossum.
chrysemydis has not been found in turtles with the frequency or intensity of other common acanthocephalans such as N.
Acanthocephalans and cestodes of South American monkeys and marmosets.
Additionally, he reported what he believed to be the first record of an acanthocephalan (Leptorhynchoides thecatus) from the three-toed amphiuma.
Insects are the usual intermediate hosts for acanthocephalans (Nickol, 1985); thus, their occurrence in insectivores could be anticipated.
The evolutionary relationships of rotifers and acanthocephalans.
Helminth Worm; consists of nematodes, trematodes, cestodes, and acanthocephalans (thorny-headed worms).
Parasites include protozoa, nematodes (roundworms), cestodes (tapeworms), trematodes (flukes), and acanthocephalans (spiny-headed worms).
The objectives are: (1) identify the ectoparasites and endoparasites found among fish sample according to organ and water source/station; (2) determine the incidence rate of infection with Protozoans, Nematodes,Cestodes,Crustaceans, Acanthocephalans, Monogeneans, and Digeneans according to the organs and source of tilapia; and (3) make morphological descriptions of the different parasites collected and identified from the fish samples.
It includes chapters on the biology of protozoa, trematodes and leeches, cestodes, nematodes and acanthocephalans, and arthropods.
Forward stepwise discriminant function analysis (DFA) of the 4T samples indicated that abundances of the acanthocephalans Echinorhynchus gadi and Corynosoma strumosum were significant in the classification of plaice to western or eastern 4T.