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1 June 2007 Helminths of Hudsonian Godwits, Limosa haemastica, From Alaska and Manitoba
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In total, 21 Hudsonian godwits, Limosa haemastica (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae), were examined for helminths, 10 from Bristol Bay, Alaska, and 11 from Churchill, Manitoba. Seventeen species of helminths (9 trematodes, 6 cestodes, 2 nematodes) were collected, but only 1 trematode species, Plagiorchis elegans, was found in common between the 2 sample sites. All 17 species are new records for this host and 2 cestodes, Capsulata edenensis and Malika limosa, are new records for North America. In general, both prevalence and intensities were low, and species richness ranged from 1 to 6 (mean = 2.4). Most of the differences in the helminth faunas between the 2 sites were attributed to difference in habitats, freshwater in Manitoba versus saltwater in Alaska.
John M. Kinsella, Andy S. Didyk and Albert G. Canaris "Helminths of Hudsonian Godwits, Limosa haemastica, From Alaska and Manitoba," Journal of Parasitology 93(3), (1 June 2007). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1133R.1
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