Here we present the occurrence of Pyelosomum cochlear Looss 1899 in the urinary bladder of an olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) from Brazil. This parasite species has previously been reported only from Chelonia mydas from Egypt, the United States (including Puerto Rico), Panama, and Costa Rica. This paper reports the first occurrence of P. cochlear parasitizing L. olivacea and the first occurrence of this parasite in the western South Atlantic.
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