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.
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