cystacanth


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cystacanth

[′sis·tə‚kanth]
(invertebrate zoology)
The infective larva of the Acanthocephala; lies in the hemocele of the intermediate host.
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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.
Cystacanth larvae were recovered from two of the three immature Lepomis sp.
Helminths collected consisted of one single male oligacanthorhynchid cystacanth occurring within the mesentery adjacent to the proximal small intestine in an adult non-gravid female C.
ingens would first have to develop to an infective cystacanth stage in an intermediate insect host.
larvae) and one species of Acanthocephala represented by cystacanths (Oligacanthorhynchidae), were found.
six (13%) with oligacanthorhynchid acanthocephalan cystacanths, six (13%) with Oochoristica bivitellobata, one (2%) with Parathelandros texanus and 16 (33%) with Pharyngodon warneri.
Rudolphi 1819, five percent with Parathelandros texanus Specian & Ubelaker 1974, two percent with Pharyngodon warneri Harwood 1932, and six percent with oligacanthorhynchid acanthocephalan cystacanths.
in 11 (19 percent), oxyurid nematodes (Parathelandros texanus) in three (five percent), and acanthocephalan cystacanths in 12 (21 percent).