intestinal parasite of cormorants

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intestinal parasite of cormorants

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CZ GF Planachromat 6,3x/0,12 m=6,3x 12 frames


CZ GF Planachromat 12,5x/0,25 m=12,5x 12 frames


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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Fascinating! Those spikes are a bit alarming. Is this some type of Acanthocephala?

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Post by Mitch640 »

Very interesting. We have a breeding colony of cormorants here.

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Post by Cactusdave »

Certainly looks like an Acanthocephalan. The head might be interesting to look at with polarised light to see if it picks up those 'teeth'.
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