Histopathological effects of trypanorhynch metacestodes in the digestive gland of a novel host, Carcinus maenas (Decapoda).

  title={Histopathological effects of trypanorhynch metacestodes in the digestive gland of a novel host, Carcinus maenas (Decapoda).},
  author={Rh Gurney and Barbara F. Nowak and Iva Dykov{\'a} and Armand M. Kuris},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  volume={58 1},
The green crab Carcinus maenas was introduced to Australian temperate waters in the late 1800s, has since become established, and is now considered to be a pest. We undertook an extensive parasite survey to find potential natural enemies of C. maenas and found it to be infected in Australia by 2 species of larval trypanorhynch tapeworm, Trimacracanthus aetobatidis and Dollfusiella martini. We describe the gross pathology and histopathology of the parasites' new host (C. maenas) and note that… 

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