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Acanthocephalus dirus

Synonyms: Acanthocephalus jacksoni; Acanthocephalus parksidei; Echinorhynchus dirus

Wikipedia Abstract

Acanthocephalus dirus is a species of parasitic worm in the Echinorhynchidae family. Instead of having its eggs expelled from the host in feces, the gravid female detaches itself from the host's digestive tract and sinks to the bottom, where her body is consumed by the species' intermediate host, Caecidotea intermedius, a species of isopod. Upon hatching, the larvae begin to alter their host's behavior.
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Providers

Parasite of 
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[1]
Ambloplites rupestris (Rock bass)[1]
Ameiurus melas (Black bullhead)[1]
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead)[1]
Amia calva (Bowfin)[1]
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[1]
Aplodinotus grunniens (Freshwater drum)[1]
Caecidotea intermedia[1]
Campostoma anomalum (Central stoneroller)[1]
Carassius auratus (Goldfish)[1]
Carassius carassius (Crucian carp)[1]
Carpiodes velifer (Highfin carpsucker)[1]
Catostomus catostomus (Longnose sucker)[1]
Catostomus commersonii (White sucker)[1]
Cichlasoma urophthalmum (Orange tiger)[1]
Coregonus clupeaformis (Common whitefish)[1]
Cottus bairdii (Beard's sculpin)[1]
Cottus cognatus (Anadyr sculpin)[1]
Cottus ricei (Spoonhead sculpin)[1]
Culaea inconstans (Variable stickleback)[1]
Cyprinella spiloptera (Spotfin shiner)[1]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[1]
Ericymba buccata (Silverjaw minnow)[1]
Erimyzon sucetta (Lake chubsucker)[1]
Esox americanus (grass pickerel)[1]
Esox lucius (Jack)[1]
Etheostoma spectabile (Orangethroat darter)[1]
Etheostoma squamiceps (Spottail darter)[1]
Fundulus notatus (Blackstripe topminnow)[1]
Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish)[1]
Lepomis cyanellus (Green sunfish)[1]
Lepomis gibbosus (kiver)[1]
Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill)[1]
Lepomis megalotis (Pumpkinseed)[1]
Lirceus lineatus[1]
Lota lota (Thin-tailed burbot)[1]
Luxilus cornutus (Common shiner)[1]
Lythrurus umbratilis (Redfin shiner)[1]
Microgadus tomcod (Frostfish)[1]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[1]
Morone chrysops (White perch)[1]
Moxostoma erythrurum (Golden redhorse)[1]
Necturus maculosus (Mudpuppy)[1]
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)[1]
Notemigonus crysoleucas (Golden shiner minnow)[1]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[1]
Notropis atherinoides (Common emerald shiner)[1]
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)[1]
Oncorhynchus mykiss (redband trout)[1]
Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon or kokanee)[1]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[1]
Osmerus mordax (Rainbow smelt)[1]
Perca flavescens (Yellow perch)[1]
Percopsis omiscomaycus (Trout-perch)[1]
Phenacobius mirabilis (Suckermouth minnow)[1]
Pimephales notatus (Bluntnose minnow)[1]
Pimephales promelas (Black-head minnow)[1]
Pomoxis annularis (Calicos bass)[1]
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Strawberry bass)[1]
Pontoporeia affinis[1]
Prosopium cylindraceum (Round whitefish)[1]
Pungitius pungitius (Ninespine stickleback)[1]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[1]
Salvelinus fontinalis (charr)[1]
Salvelinus namaycush (American lake char)[1]
Sander vitreus (Walleye)[1]
Semotilus atromaculatus (Horned dace)[1]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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