Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 31, Number 2

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A MARINE HORSEHAIR WORM, NECTONEMA SP., PARASITIZING ATELECYCLID CRAB, ERIMACRUS ISENBECKII, FROM HOKKAIDO, JAPAN

OKU, Yuzaburo;FUKUMOTO, Shin-ichiro;OHBAYASHI, Masashi;KOIKE, Mikio

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2275
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.31.2.65
KEYWORDS : Nectonema sp.;Erimacrus isenbeckii

Abstract

Nectonema sp. (Nematomorpha) was recovered from an atelecyclid crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii, collected at Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. The worm parasitized in the body cavity under the carapace of the crab. Body length was estimated as 27cm in the male and 49cm in the female. This is the first record of Nectonema found in the north Pacific Ocean.

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