Host and Seasonal Distribution of Fish Acanthocephalans from the Lake Biwa Basin, Japan

  title={Host and Seasonal Distribution of Fish Acanthocephalans from the Lake Biwa Basin, Japan},
  author={Omar M. Amin and Kazuya Nagasawa and Mark J. Grygier},
Abstract Six species of acanthocephalans were collected from 30 of 62 surveyed species of fish in Lake Biwa, the most ancient lake in Japan, and from various water bodies in the lake's drainage basin including the Seta and Daido Rivers. The 3 most common species were Acanthocephalus opsariichthydis Yamaguti, 1935 (8 new host records), Echinorhynchus cotti Yamaguti, 1935 (7 new host records), and Pseudorhadinorhynchus samegaiensis Nakajima and Egusa, 1975 (7 new host records; perhaps endemic to… 

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