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Abothrium gadi  (Parasitic Worm)

Photo of Abothrium gadi by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #35170)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Frederick Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Parasite
Photo Date March 22, 2013 Upload Date March 29, 2013
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 35170
Notes Abothrium gadi is one of the (if not the only) cestode or tapeworm to occupy Pacific Cod as a terminal host. Several others use cod during their larval stage but mature in another host. Unlike most well-known cestodes, this species lacks suckers or hooks on the scolex.


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