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Helminth parasites of native Hawaiian freshwater fishes: an example of extreme ecological isolation.
Parasitological data should be incorporated into management plans for the conservation of native Hawaiian stream fishes as these parasites have been previously demonstrated to cause disease.
SEASONAL AND YEARLY POPULATION DYNAMICS OF TWO EXOTIC HELMINTHS, CAMALLANUS COTTI (NEMATODA) AND BOTHRIOCEPHALUS ACHEILOGNATHI (CESTODA), PARASITIZING EXOTIC FISHES IN WAIANU STREAM, O'AHU, HAWAII
Camallanus cotti prevalence and mean abundance remained relatively constant from the summer of 1995 to theSummer of 1999, indicating that levels of this roundworm are stable in Waianu Stream and it appears that B. acheilognathi also is present in stable populations at low levels, even though levels rose sharply during a single year.
The role of positive and negative interspecific associations in the organization of communities of intestinal helminths of bats.
Positive interactions are more common than negative interactions in determining the species richness of helminth infracommunities of bats, and positive associations become even more important as the community becomes more complex.
The Global Spread of Parasites: What Do Hawaiian Streams Tell Us?
- W. F. Font
- 1 November 2003
By studying the biological characteristics and mechanisms of transmission of parasite colonists, researchers can enhance understanding of the parasites' global dispersal.
Development and specificity of Oochoristica javaensis (Eucestoda: Cyclophyllidea: Anoplocephalidae: Linstowiinae)
Experimental infections of native fence lizards and Indo-Pacific geckos demonstrated that the exotic tapeworm Oochoristica javaensis lacked host specificity, and lack of support for either assumption indicates a need for more rigorous analyses and experimentation to determine species of OochOristica.
Parasites of Hawaiian Stream Fishes : Sources and Impacts
- W. F. Font
Introduced freshwater fishes impact native Hawaiian stream fishes in two important ways. In addition to direct negative effects associated factors such as predation, competition, and interference,…
Recruitment-driven, spatially discontinuous communities: a null model for transferred patterns in target communities of intestinal helminths.
This system uses this system to examine the contribution that structure in the source pool of propagules makes to the structure of recruitment-driven target populations and communities and concludes that the inequity in transfer and the existence of a greater proportion of positive associations in source communities may explain the widespread occurrence of excess positive associations that has been noted in recruitment- driven communities.
Redescription and range extension of Spirocamallanus istiblenni Noble, 1966 (Nematoda: Camallanidae) from coral reef fishes in the Pacific.
THE GUEST PLAYING HOST: COLONIZATION OF THE INTRODUCED MEDITERRANEAN GECKO, HEMIDACTYLUS TURCICUS, BY HELMINTH PARASITES IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
The gecko's generalist diet may have exposed it to a diverse parasite fauna and thus been important in determining the helminths that could colonize, and there was significant variation in community structure among local habitats.
Taxonomy and biology of Phagicola nana (Digenea: Heterophyidae).
This paper is the first to report metacercariae of P. nana, a species that is resurrected from synonymy and redescribed based on syntypes from the arctic fox, Alopex lagopus, and adults from an experimental infection in the Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana, and may have broad host specificity for piscivorous birds and mammals inhabiting estuarine marshes.