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Differential patterns of definitive host use by two fish acanthocephalans occurring in sympatry: Pomphorhynchus laevis and Pomphorhynchus tereticollis

Authors
  • Perrot-Minnot, Marie-Jeanne1
  • Guyonnet, Emilie1
  • Bollache, Loïc2
  • Lagrue, Clément3
  • 1 Biogéosciences, UMR 6282 CNRS, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, 21000, Dijon, France
  • 2 Chrono-environnement, UMR 6249 CNRS, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 16 Route de Gray, 25000, Besançon, France
  • 3 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2019
Volume
8
Pages
135–144
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.01.007
PMID: 30792953
PMCID: PMC6370571
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

• The fish acanthocephalans P. laevis and P. tereticollis show moderate specificity and low niche overlap. • Transmission bias from shared intermediate hosts towards either benthic or bentho-pelagic fish is evidenced. • Decreased taxonomic specificity towards fish hosts matches with lower prevalence in intermediate hosts. • Lower worm size in the host with the lowest abundance calls for further investigation of compatibility filter. • Low taxonomic resolution within some parasite species complex hinders accurate estimate of host use pattern.

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