Abstract

Abstract:

We used morphological and genetic identification to document metazoan parasites of cetaceans and pinnipeds from 28 carcasses salvaged in California between 1974 and 2002, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, and seals. Nematodes found included Anisakis simplex (s.l.), A. simplex (s.s.), Pseudoterranova decipiens (s.l.), Pseudoterranova sp., Contracaecum ogmorhini (s.l.), Contracaecum sp., Stenurus cf. minor, Pharurus cf. dalli, and Otostrongylus circumlitus. Cestodes found included Phyllobothrium delphini and Tetrabothrius sp. The acanthocephalan Bolbosoma capitatum, and the arthropod Halarachne miroungae, also were documented. Tetrabothrius sp. in the pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus) and P. delphini in the Eastern North Pacific long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis bairdii) constitute two new host records.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6188
Print ISSN
0030-8870
Pages
pp. 461-473
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-13
Open Access
No
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