Parasitization of a huntsman spider (Arachnida: Araneae: Sparassidae: Heteropoda venatoria) by a mermithid nematode (Nematoda: Mermithidae)

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Sachin P. Ranade
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3627-4682
Vibhu Prakash
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6198-4902

Abstract

The emergence of a mermithid worm from a huntsman spider Heteropoda venatoria was witnessed at Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal.  It appears to be a first record of the spider family Sparassidae serving as a host for a member of the family Mermithidae. 

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Ranade, S.P. and Prakash, V. 2016. Parasitization of a huntsman spider (Arachnida: Araneae: Sparassidae: Heteropoda venatoria) by a mermithid nematode (Nematoda: Mermithidae). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 13 (Nov. 2016), 9595–9596. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3105.8.13.9595-9596.
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Sachin P. Ranade, Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre, Raja Bhat Khawa, (BTR), Alipurduar, Alipurduar District, West Bengal 735227, India

Scientist C & Assistant Director

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