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1 October 2017 First Report of an Adult Tapeworm (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidea) in a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis)
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We present a novel case of an intestinal cestode infection in a southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). The cestode species Diphyllobothrium tetrapterum (syn. Diplogonoporus tetrapterus) was confirmed genetically. Stable isotope analysis of whiskers collected from the sea otter did not confirm the consumption of fish as the route of exposure.

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Colleen Young, Melissa A. Miller, Roman Kuchta, Jan Brabec, Seth D. Newsome, and Murray Dailey "First Report of an Adult Tapeworm (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidea) in a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(4), 934-937, (1 October 2017). https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-01-020
Received: 31 January 2017; Accepted: 1 March 2017; Published: 1 October 2017
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