The caryophyllaeid cestode fauna of four species of carpsuckers was investigated. Four hundred and thirty hosts from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska were examined (Aug. 1967-Dec. 1968) and 260 (60%) were parasitized. Four species of caryophyllaeids were found, of which Spartoides wardi and Biacetabulum carpiodi were most abundant. B. carpiodi exhibits a definite seasonal periodicity in spring and early summer, but none appears to exist for S. wardi. Single infections of Glaridacris confusa and Monobothrium sp. were also encountered.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Williams, Dennis D. and Ulmer, Martin J.
"Caryophyllaeid Cestodes from Four Species of Carpiodes (Teleostei: Catostomidae),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 77(1), 185-195.
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