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1 January 2008 Intestinal Parasites of Bowfin, Amia calva L., from the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, West Virginia, U.S.A
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Nineteen bowfin (Amia calva L.) collected from a wetlands area in southwestern West Virginia, U.S.A., were examined for enteric helminth parasites. Only 2 helminth species were found: the tapeworm, Haplobothrium globuliforme Cooper, and the digenetic trematode, Macroderoides typicus (Winfield). Prevalences of infection were 89.5% for the former species and 52.6% for the latter. Infection intensities for both species sometimes exceeded 100 worms per host, making accurate evaluations of mean worm burdens impractical. There was little spatial overlap between the 2 species of helminths, with cestodes aggregated primarily in the anterior region of the small intestine and trematodes in the large intestine and posterior small intestine.

James E. Joy "Intestinal Parasites of Bowfin, Amia calva L., from the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, West Virginia, U.S.A," Comparative Parasitology 75(1), 138-140, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.1654/4294.1
Published: 1 January 2008
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