Thorny-headed worms

Redescription of Dollfusentis heteracanthus (acanthocephala: illiosentidae) from bonefish, Albula vulpes, in the West Indies

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Authors:O. M. Amin, Dailey M. D.
Journal:Comparative ParasitologyComp. Parasitol.
Pagination:31 - 34
Date Published:1996///
ISBN Number:1049233X (ISSN)
Keywords:Acanthocephala, Albula vulpes, Dollfusentis heteracanthus, Redescription, West Indies

The original description of Dollfusentis heteracanthus (Cable and Linderoth, 1963) Golvan, 1969, was based on 6 immature adults and provided few measurements, which were incompatible with those of fully grown adults. The species is redescribed based on 27 fully developed mature adults collected from bonefish, Albula vulpes Linnaeus (Albulidae), in the West Indies. New information on sexual dimorphism, variability, and anatomical structures not included in the original description is added. The rarely observed copulatory interface is also described.

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