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Eighteen common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) were collected from Arkansas (n= 5) and Oklahoma (n= 13) and examined for acanthocephalans. Three (17%) were found to harborinfections, including one from Arkansas with aNeoechinorhynchussp., and two from OklahomawithNeoechinorhynchus emyditoidesFisher, 1960. We document one of the few instances ofC.serpentinaharboring acanthocephalans and discuss host suitability.
Applied Ecology & Conservation