Acanthocephala

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Related to acanthocephalans: phylum Acanthocephala
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Noun1.Acanthocephala - phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed wormsAcanthocephala - phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
acanthocephalan, spiny-headed worm - any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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acanthocéphale
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Many studies have shown that acanthocephalans usually do not cause serious effects on the fish development in natural environments (Hine & Kennedy, 1974; Mayian, 1990; Williams & Jones, 1994; Ontaka, 2002).
The mechanisms by which acanthocephalans induce modifications in gammarids' serotoninergic activity are unknown (Lafferty and Shaw, 2013).
Occurrence of acanthocephalans in largemouth bass and smallmouth bass (Centrarchidae) from Gull Lake, Michigan.
Key Words: Checklist, trematodes, nematodes, cestodes, acanthocephalans, sunfish, Centrarchidae, Lepomis macrochirus, Lepomis auritus, Muskogee County.
These species harbor an important richness and abundance of nematodes and trematodes, with cestodes and acanthocephalans being uncommon (Guillen-Hernandez et al.
Some nematodes and acanthocephalans from exotic ornamental fishes imported into Germany.
Other helminth parasites such as trematodes cestodes and acanthocephalans were not found in these fish species.
Digenea and acanthocephalans were found in massive numbers, obliterating the intestinal lumen, which suggests that the bird died as a result of the parasitic intestinal obstruction.