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Description of Neoechinorhynchus salmonis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes of British Columbia

Ching, HL.

Journal of Parasitology 702: 286-291


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3395
DOI: 10.2307/3281878
Accession: 017848030

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N. salmonis sp. nov. differs from N. rutili in having a larger body, wider proboscis, smaller, oval eggs, in the asymmetrical outer, acanthor membrane and the female terminal genitalia. The new species was included as N. rutili in the Van Cleave and Lynch, and Bangham and Adams collections. N. salmonis differs from N. saginatus and N. cylindratus in the body proportions, smaller egg size and nature of the acanthor membranes. The parasites were found in the following hosts: Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum) kokanee, Salmo gairdneri (Richardson) rainbow trout, Prosopium williamsoni (Girard) mountain whitefish and Ptychocheilus oregonensis (Richardson) northern squawfish.

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