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Suckers and Other Bursal Structures of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli and Acanthocephalus dirus (Acanthocephala)

Lester R. Doyle and Larry N. Gleason
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 77, No. 3 (Jun., 1991), pp. 437-440
DOI: 10.2307/3283132
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3283132
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Suckers and Other Bursal Structures of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli and Acanthocephalus dirus (Acanthocephala)
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Abstract

Accessory copulatory structures in the bursa of Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli include 2 suckers on the inner surface and bursal rays. A stylet was present in the penis of this species. Two suckers were present in the bursa of Acanthocephalus dirus, but bursal rays and a stylet in the penis were not observed. This is the first report of suckers present in the bursas of acanthocephalans. Copulatory cement caps and holes surrounded by a ring approximating the inner bursal diameter and not covered by a cap were present on the sides of some P. bulbocolli, indicating the possibility of hypodermic insemination in this species.

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