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Title: Pomphorhynchus laevis adults
Description: The acanthocephalan species Pomphorhynchus laevis parasitising chub. The expandable proboscis and bulb are inserted through the fish intestinal wall and are used to anchor the body of the parasite.
Photographer: Roger Sweeting
Curator: Freshwater Biological Association
Copyright Holder: Freshwater Biological Association
Note: Date taken/drawn:1979-09-01
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Note (original item): Record creation date:2008-08-19 14:18:55
Subject Keywords: Acanthocephalan; chub
Taxonomic Keywords: Cyprinidae; pomphorhynchus laevis
Taxonomic Depictions: Pomphorhynchus laevis

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