Marine Flora and Fauna of the eastern United States: Acanthocephala

Amin, Omar M. (1998) Marine Flora and Fauna of the eastern United States: Acanthocephala. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 135)

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The phylum Acanthocephala (intestinal worm parasites of vertebrates) of the Atlantic coast of the United States comprises 43 species and 20 genera belonging to three orders: Echinorhynchida, Neoechinorhynchida, and Polymorphida. Adults are exclusively intestinal parasites of vertebrates. This study includes those species found in vertebrates of marine and estuarine environments along the North American Atlantic coast between Maine and Texas. Species that can be found within that geographical range and those that typically infect freshwater fishes but that are occasionally present in marine or estuarine hosts are also included. The taxonamy, anatomy, natural history, and ecology of the phylum Acanthocephala are discussed, and an illustrated key to the genera is presented. Techniques, an annotated systematic treatment of all 43 species, and a systematic index are included. No systematic decisions will be made at this time, but areas where such decisions are pending will be indicated and discussed for future reports. (PDF file contains 32 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Marine Flora and Fauna of the eastern United States: Acanthocephala
Personal Creator/Author:
Amin, Omar M.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 135
Date: 1998
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2680
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 19:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:34

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