This nematode worm is a parasite, originally from Southeast Asia. With the American eel population already declining, the introduction of this nematode may have a large negative impact on the survival of this species.

Anguillicoloides crassus (Nematode Worm)

This nematode worm is a parasite, originally from Southeast Asia. With the American eel population already declining, the introduction of this nematode may have a large negative impact on the survival of this species.

nematode introduced invasive swimbladder eel Nematoda Secernentea Spirurida Camallanata Dracunculidae Anguillicoloides SBW

Author(s)Sally Bell
Date Created2014-06-17
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