New host and locality record for Triaenophorus crassus forel (Cestoda: pseudophyllidea)

Journal of Parasitology
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Abstract

The adult form of Triaenophorus crassus Forel, 1868 (= T. robustus Olsson, 1893; = T. tricuspidatus morpha megadentatus Wardle, 1932) occurs as an intestinal parasite in the pike, Esox lucius L., a holarctic species of wide distribution. Preliminary life-history stages include procercoid development in copepods of the genus Cyclops followed by plerocercoid development in the musculature of a variety of coregonid and salmonid fishes. The unsightly appearance of even moderate plerocercoid infections is often sufficient to render fish unacceptable for human consumption. In the prairie provinces of Canada the incidence and intensity of T. crassus infections in the commercially important whitefishes constitute a serious economic problem.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New host and locality record for Triaenophorus crassus forel (Cestoda: pseudophyllidea)
Series title Journal of Parasitology
DOI 10.2307/3274650
Volume 43
Issue 2
Year Published 1957
Language English
Publisher American Society of Parasitologists
Publisher location Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 205
Last page 208
Country Canada, United States
State Alaska, British Columbia, Northwest Territories
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