Thorny-headed worms

Neoechinorhynchus didelphis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the redfin pickerel, Esox americanus, in Georgia, U.S.A.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:O. M. Amin
Journal:Comparative ParasitologyComp. Parasitol.
Pagination:103 - 107
Date Published:2001///
ISBN Number:1049233X (ISSN)
Keywords:Acanthocephala, Esox americanus, Georgia, Neoechinorhynchidae, Neoechinorhynchus didelphis, Neoechinorhynchus didelphis sp. n., Pisces, Redfin pickerel, U.S.A.

Neoechinorhynchus didelphis sp. n. (Neoechinorhynchidae) is described from the intestine of the redfin pickerel Esox americanus Gmelin, 1789, in the Ogeechee-Little Ogeechee River System, Georgia, U.S.A. The new species is separated from all members of the genus Neoechinorhynchus Hamann, 1892, in Stiles and Hassall, 1905, on the basis of characters of the uterine bell, size of proboscis hooks, the neck girdle, proboscis receptacle, uterine complex, and vaginal retractor ligaments.

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