- Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Lankester, M. W.; Olsson, Ing-Marie; Steen, Margareta; Gajadhar, Alvin A.
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.
Canadian Journal of Zoology
1998, Volume: 76, number: 1, pages: 33-38
Publisher: NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA
Fish and Wildlife Management