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1 April 1992 Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Cetaceans Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) and Cephalorhynchus eutropia (Gray, 1846) from the Southern Coast of Chile
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Gastrointestinal helminths of the cetaceans Cephalorhynchus eutropia and Phocoena spinipinnis accidentally entangled in gill-nets off the coast of Queule, Chile, were identified from 1989 to 1990. Pseudoterranova sp., Polymorphus (Polymorphus) cetaceum and Synthesium tursionis occurred in both cetaceans. Additionally, Anisakis sp. and Braunina cordiformis were found in C. eutropia, and Anisakis simplex was identified from P. spinipinnis. The species with the highest prevalence and mean intensity of infection in P. spinipinnis and C. eutropia were P. (P.) cetaceum and B. cordiformis, respectively. The diet of both cetaceans consists mainly of fishes.

Patricio Torres, Jorge A. Oporto, Lila M. Brieva, and Leopoldo Escare "Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Cetaceans Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) and Cephalorhynchus eutropia (Gray, 1846) from the Southern Coast of Chile," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), 313-315, (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.313
Received: 10 April 1991; Published: 1 April 1992
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