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1 July 2017 Centrorhynchus sp. (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from Stray Dogs (Canis familiaris) in Qom Iran
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Single juvenile specimens of a species of Centrorhynchus were collected from the small intestines of 3 stray dogs in Qom, Qom Province, Iran, constituting the third report of a centrorhynchids from a dog. The proboscis morphology and armature, 24–28 longitudinal rows of 9–10 hooks, were most similar to juveniles of Centrorhynchus mysentri from the Indian bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, and adults of Centrorhynchus globirostris from the pheasant crow Centropus sinensis, which are described from India and Pakistan, respectively. The dogs may have become infected when eating infected frogs.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Dennis J. Richardson, Lesley R. Smales, Mohammad Naser Ghorbani, and Ali Halajian "Centrorhynchus sp. (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from Stray Dogs (Canis familiaris) in Qom Iran," Comparative Parasitology 84(2), 159-162, (1 July 2017). https://doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-84.2.159
Published: 1 July 2017
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