Research Article

Morphological features of Microsomacanthus baeri Czaplinski & Vaucher 1977 (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae)

Małgorzata Nowak, Katarzyna Kavetska, Katarzyna Królaczyk, Vadim V. Kornyushin

Abstract. During standard parasitological research on West Pomeranian ducks, conducted by the Laboratory of Biology and Ecology of Parasites in the years 2000-2011, 16 tapeworms were found in the intestines of five Malards (Anas platyrhynchos) and one Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula). The tapeworms were classified as Microsomacanthus baeri Czaplinski & Vaucher 1977 on the basis of the segments’ internal structure. The presence of this tapeworm in Polish fauna has been indicated beforehand, however, the reports were merely of a contributory character, thus the aim of this thesis was a morphometric characteristic of this parasite.

Keywords: Aythya fuligula, Anas platyrhynchos, Cestoda, Microsomacanthus baeri, Poland

 

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Published online: 4 May 2017

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Nowak, M., Kavetska, K., Królaczyk, K., Kornyushin, V.V., (2012). Morphological features of Microsomacanthus baeri Czaplinski & Vaucher 1977 (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae). Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 11(4), 91–98.