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The Asian Fish Tapeworm, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi, in Fishes from Nevada

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HECKMANN, R.A., GREGER, P.D. and FURTEK, R.C. 1993. Research Note - The Asian Fish Tapeworm, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi, in Fishes from Nevada. J. Helm. Soc Wash. 60(1):127-128.

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A total of 73 fish representing 5 species from the Muddy River and cooling pond of the Moapa Power Plant in Nevada was examined for Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Yamaguti, 1934) (Asian fish tapeworm) and other parasites. Three of 14 Cyprinella lutrensis(Baird and Girard, 1853) from the Muddy River and 10 of 11 Gila robusta (Baird and Girard, 1853) from the cooling pond of the Moapa Power Plant in Nevada were infected with Bothriocephalus acheilognathi. From 79 fish examined from 4 bait fish shops in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area 3 of 38 Notemigonis crysoleucas (Mitchill, 1814) were infected with B. acheilognathi but none of the 41 Pimephales promelas (Rafinesque, 1820) was infected. The bait fish were originally from fish farms in California, [...]

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