Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sacculina

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2775

Name

Latin: sacculus = little bag.

Crustacean order ( Cirripedia) containing parasites of crabs forming a widespread, rhizoid body, that penetrates all organs of its hosts.

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