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

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Acanthocephalus sp.


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).