Thorny-headed worms

New species of thorny-headed worms of the genus Echinorhynchus (Echinorhynchidae) from fish of the southwestern Atlantic

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1986
Authors:G. N. Rodiuk
Journal:Novye vidy skrebneǐ roda Echinorhynchus (Echinorhynchidae) ot ryb Iugo-Zapadnoǐ Atlantiki.ParazitologiiaParazitologiia
Pagination:224 - 227
Date Published:1986///
ISBN Number:00311847 (ISSN)
Keywords:Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus, animal, article, Atlantic islands, classification, English Abstract, fish, Fishes, histology, Parasitology

Two new species of Acanthocephala of the genus Echinorhynchus were found and described from fishes of Falkland-Patagonia and South Georgia Island area. E. longiproboscis sp. n. from Dissostichus eleginoides and Macrourus holotrachys intestines differs from its close relative E. gadi (Zoega in Müller, 1776) in proboscis armature and the proboscis to the body length ratio. E. georgianus sp. n. from D. eleginoides intestines differs from E. gadi in proboscis armature and length and shape of the basal hooks.

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