Between June 2012 and January 2014, 147 fishes (10 species) within five families were collected from watersheds in 8 counties of Arkansas and examined for helminth parasites. Almost every fish species examined harbored at least one or more helminth parasite, including 5 trematodes (Alloglossidium sp., Plagioporus sp., Crepidostomum sp., Clinostomum marginatum and unknown metacercaria), 2 cestodes (unknown cyclophyllidean cysticerci and Corallotaenia parva), 3 nematodes (Spiroxys sp., Capillaria catostomi, and Eustrongylides sp.), and 3 acanthocephalans (unknown cystacanths, Neoechinorhynchus sp., and Leptorhynchoides sp.). We document 16 new host and 2 new distributional records for these helminths. In addition, this is the first time any helminth has been reported from the Blackspot Shiner, Notropis atrocaudalis and Caddo Madtom, Noturus taylori.
McAllister, C. T.; Bursey, C. R.; Robison, H. W.; Neely, D. A.; Connior, M. B.; and Barger, M. A.
"Miscellaneous Fish Helminth Parasite (Trematoda, Cestoidea, Nematoda, Acanthocephala) Records from Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 68
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol68/iss1/14