Alcicornis carangis   MacCallum

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Trematoda | Strigeata | Bucephalidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 359)

Short description Morphology

Length: 0.09-0.25 cm. Minuscule; elongate worm with a distinctive wedge-shaped, relatively large, elongate rhynchus with 7 tentacles. Each tentacle: 2 side branches of different sizes. Mouth: opens approximately in mid-body (Ref. 359).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Length: 0.09 to 0.25 cm. Significance to Sport Fishing: If it is restricted to the West Indies, this fluke might have some potential as a temporary biological tag (Ref. 359). Stomach or intestine (bar jack). We found 100 flukes in the pyloric ceca of a horse-eye jack. Host Specificity: parasite may be genus specific (Caranx), or family specific to jacks. The high numbers in horse-eye jack and lower ones in bar jack, could suggest that horse-eye jack might be the preferred host. This parasite appears to be a secondary parasite of both hosts. Horse-eye jack was a new host (Bunkley-Williams, Dyer and Williams 1996). Damage to Host - The very heavy infection of more than 100 worms in the pyloric ceca could easily stunt or injure the host. Habitat (vertebrates): bar jack; blue runner; horse-eye jack; yellow jack (Ref. 359). Members of the class Trematoda are parasitic, thus requires a host to survive. Life cycle: Eggs are passed on to the feces of the hosts. Embryos hatch into miracidia and penetrate the tissues of snails where they further undergo three stages: sporocysts (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Trematoda are parasitic, thus requires a host to survive. Life cycle: Eggs are passed on to the feces of the hosts. Embryos hatch into miracidia and penetrate the tissues of snails where they further undergo three stages: sporocysts

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Williams, E.H. Jr. and L. Bunkley-Williams. 1996. (Ref. 359)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown