By Gerald W. Esch, Jacqueline C. Fernández (auth.)
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Apparently, it continues to wander in these organs, growing in size until an appropriate stimulus is received. In the second route, the copepod containing the procercoid is consumed by a fingerling smallmouth bass, in which case the parasite migrates into a parenteric site within the fingerling and changes into a plerocercoid. It wanders through various abdominal organs, growing in size until the bass becomes sexually mature. The infrapopulation of plerocercoids within a bass that becomes sexually mature for the first time will thus consists of a mix of parasites acquired directly from procercoids in copepods and those acquired through predation on small fishes and fingerlings infected with plerocercoids that were obtained from copepods infected with procercoids.
6) that are infected when they consume copepods carrying procercoids of the parasite. In 1952, van Dobben reported that about 7% of roach, Rutilus rutilus, were infected with plerocercoids of L. intestinalis, while 30% of the roach in stomachs of cormorant definitive hosts were infected. Clearly, this implies selective predation on infected fishes. Arme and Owen (1967) reported that the gonadal-hypophyseal hormonal relationship was interrupted in sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus, by some sort of secretory product released from plerocercoids of the pseudophyllidean tapeworm, Schistocephalus solidus.
3 • 6 Number 01 par •• Ues Number 01 para sUes ;; o r-- + .. c '0 .. 8 An example of the variability with which different populations can be dispersed around the same mean. In each case the mean is the same (5(=3), but the distribution of the observed numbers is different. or Poisson, underdispersed or regular, and overdispersed, contagious, or clumped. Random distributions occur when the position of one individual is completely independent of any other and when each segment of the habitat has the same probability of being colonized.
A Functional Biology of Parasitism: Ecological and evolutionary implications by Gerald W. Esch, Jacqueline C. Fernández (auth.)