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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 1998

Extra-mammalian larval stages of Elaphostrongylus alces (Nematoda : Protostrongylidae), a parasite of moose (Alces alces) in Fennoscandia

Lankester, M. W.; Olsson, Ing-Marie; Steen, Margareta; Gajadhar, Alvin A.

Abstract

Dimensions and illustrations of the first-, second-, and third-stage larvae of Elaphostrongylus alces are presented for the first time. First-stage larvae were 417 +/- 16 mu m long (mean +/- SD) (range 377-445 mu m) and similar in size to those of E. cervi (420 +/- 13 mu m long; range 392-445 mu m) and E. rangiferi, the other recognized members of the genus. The mean length of third-stage E. alces larvae (714 +/- 23 mu m long; range 675-756 mu m) recovered from gastropod intermediate hosts was significantly less than that off. cervi(831 +/- 78 mu m long; range 669-954 mu m) and E. rangiferi, providing further evidence of the distinct status off. alces, a recently described species from moose in Fennoscandia.

Published in

Canadian Journal of Zoology
1998, Volume: 76, number: 1, pages: 33-38
Publisher: NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA

      SLU Authors

    • Olsson, Ing-Marie

      • Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • Steen, Margareta

        • Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

      UKÄ Subject classification

      Fish and Wildlife Management
      Pathobiology

      Publication identifier

      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-76-1-33

      Permanent link to this page (URI)

      https://res.slu.se/id/publ/69763