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Lobster (Homarus americanus), a new host for marine horsehair worms (Nectonema agile, Nematomorpha)

  • Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa (a1), Gerhard Pohle (a2), Julien Gaudette (a3) and Victoria Burdett-Coutts (a3)
Abstract

Nectonema species are parasites of decapod crustaceans and the only known representatives of the otherwise freshwater/terrestrial taxon Nematomorpha. We report the American lobster, Homarus americanus, as a new host for Nectonema agile, a first record among astacidean decapods. A female, about 590 mm long, was found in the body cavity of one female lobster specimen. We assume lobster to be a very rare host for Nectonema.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, Zoological Museum, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany email: andreas.schmidt-rhaesa@uni-hamburg.de
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