Acanthocephalus bufonis (Acanthocephala) from Bufo marinus (Bufonidae : Amphibia) in Hawaii

Barton, D. P. and Pichelin, S. (1999) Acanthocephalus bufonis (Acanthocephala) from Bufo marinus (Bufonidae : Amphibia) in Hawaii. Parasite - Journal De La Societe Francaise De Parasitologie, 6 3: 269-272. doi:10.1051/parasite/1999063269

Author Barton, D. P.
Pichelin, S.
Title Acanthocephalus bufonis (Acanthocephala) from Bufo marinus (Bufonidae : Amphibia) in Hawaii
Journal name Parasite - Journal De La Societe Francaise De Parasitologie   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1252-607X
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1051/parasite/1999063269
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 269
End page 272
Total pages 4
Place of publication Paris
Publisher Princeps Editions
Language eng
Subject 270304 Infectious Agents
06 Biological Sciences
Abstract During a survey of the helminth parasites of the introduced load, Bufo marinus, on O'ahu, Hawaii, an acanthocephalan corresponding to Acanthocephalus bufonis (Shipley, 1903) was found in the intestinal tract. This is a new host and locality record for A. bufonis which has only previously been recorded from amphibians in the Orient. Possible mechanisms for the introduction of A. bufonis to Hawaii, and its transmission to the toad, are discussed. Almost 98 % of toads were infected with a mean intensify of: 28.6 acanthocephalans per infected toed. There was a significant negative correlation between host length and intensity of infection with subadult toads having significantly higher infection levels than adult male and female loads. Trunk length of both male and female acanthocephalans was significantly related to host length.
Keyword Parasitology
Introduced Parasite
Bufo Marinus
Acanthocephalus Bufonis
Q-Index Code C1

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