Acanthocephalus sp.

Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2010, Five new species of Anthocoptini from China (Acari: Eriophyidae), Zootaxa 2544, pp. 1-53 : 23

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15468/um2vzb

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/006D2C05-387D-AE05-FF63-6F93FB01FB3F

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Acanthocephalus sp.
status

 

Acanthocephalus sp.

Site of infection: intestine.

Recruitment: ingestion.

Distribution: USA: Massachusetts (USNPC).

Specimens in collections: USNPC: 38679.

Remarks: species of Acanthocephalus are common intestinal parasites of fishes, amphibians, and snakes ( Bursey & Goldberg 2003). Members of this genus show low levels of specificity for the definitive host, e.g. Acanthocephalus ranae has been found in 8 genera of amphibians ( Nagasawa & Egusa 1981).