First Report of the Acanthocephalan Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus in the Terrestrial Isopod Porcellio scaber

Edward P. Levri, Brian P. Coppola

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Abstract

Terrestrial isopod populations were examined from 5 different sites on the Penn State-Altoona campus in Altoona, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Length and sex of each isopod were recorded before it was examined for acanthocephalan parasites. Three isopod species were found: Armadillidium vulgare, Porcellio scaber, and Oniscus asellus. The acanthocephalan parasite Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus was found in P. scaber from a single site (site prevalence, 2.5%). This is the first report of natural infection of P. scaber by P. cylindraceus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-91
Number of pages2
JournalComparative Parasitology
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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