Activity levels and predator detection by amphipods infected with an acanthocephalan parasite, Pomphorhynchus laevis.

@article{Dezfuli2003ActivityLA,
  title={Activity levels and predator detection by amphipods infected with an acanthocephalan parasite, Pomphorhynchus laevis.},
  author={B Sayyaf Dezfuli and Barbara J Maynard and Todd A. Wellnitz},
  journal={Folia parasitologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={129-34}
}
The acanthocephalan parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis (Müller, 1776) uses freshwater amphipods as its intermediate host. In order to complete the life cycle, the infected amphipod must be consumed by a fish, where the acanthocephalan will mature and reproduce. Parasite transmission, and therefore fitness, could be enhanced if infected amphipods fail to detect or avoid predatory fish. We compared the activity levels of infected and non-infected amphipods, Echinogammarus stammeri (Karaman, 1931), in… CONTINUE READING