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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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Checklist of Platyhelminthes, Acanthocephala, Nematoda, and Arthropoda parasitizing penguins of the world.
Classification of the Acanthocephala. Folia Parasitologica 60: 273-305.
Taxonomic group Parasites Prevalence (%) Acanthocephala Echinorhynchus briconi Machado 2.88 Filho, 1959 Octospiniferoides incognita Schmidt 1.92 & Hugghins, 1973 Octospiniferoides sp.
Acanthocephala from lake fishes in Wisconsin: host and seasonal distribution of species of genus Neoechinorhynchus Hamann, 1892.
Cause of death was determined to be peritonitis due to perforations of the intestine by a large quantity of acanthocephala (Profilicollis [=Polymorphus] altmani).
(2) 1/3 (33.3%; 6.8-80.6%) Strongyles (Suborder Rhabditina) 7/14 (50%; 26.6-73.4%) Unidentified acanthocephalan 1/14 (Phylum Acanthocephala) (7.1%; 1.7-31.9%) Trapped possums (no.
Los helmintos son muy abundantes en la naturaleza y son un grupo polifiletico, ya que bajo este termino se incluyen representantes de diferentes phyla que no estan relacionados filogeneticamente: Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Acanthocephala y Annelida (Perez-Ponce de Leon & Garcia-Prieto, 2001).
They are hosts to larval parasites (Acanthocephala and Trematoda) that mature to adults in the intestines of birds, although the health consequences to the hosts are unknown (Lafferty and others 2013).
Larval and adult platyhelminths and Acanthocephala were fixed in alcohol-formalin-acetic acid (AFA), stained with acetic carmine, and mounted in Canada balsam.
This new species of Acanthocephala is characterized by a spinous slender body with a reticular lacunar system.