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Two species of Acanthocephala (Rhadinorhynchidae and Transvenidae) from Elasmobranchs from Australia

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posted on 05.02.2019, 00:00 by HJ Weaver, LR Smales
Acanthocephalan parasites, Serrasentis sagittifer, from a shark, Carcharhinus sorrah, and a species of Pararhadinorhynchus from a ray, Himantura granulata, are reported from Queensland, Australia. The collection of acanthocephalans from cartilaginous fish (elasmobranchs) as either occasional or definitive hosts is unusual, but not unknown. In this instance, the finding of S. sagittifer is considered an occasional infection. The life cycle of Pararhadinorhynchus sp., 1 of 4 species known only from elasmobranch hosts, is equivocal, as putative bony fish hosts are unknown. Of the other 3 species, only Megapriapus ungriai has an elasmobranch acknowledged as the definitive host. © The Helminthological Society of Washington.

History

Volume

81

Issue

1

Start Page

110

End Page

113

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

1525-2647

Publisher

Helminthological Society of Washington

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of the Sunshine Coast

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Comparative Parasitology

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