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1 April 1987 PARASITISM BY HELMINTHS IN THE GREY-SIDED VOLE (CLETHRIONOMYS RUFOCANUS) IN NORTHERN FINLAND: INFLUENCE OF DENSITY, HABITAT AND SEX OF THE HOST
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We have studied helminths from 532 grey-sided voles (Clethrionomys rufocanus) in two localities in northern Finland, representing different biogeographic zones, during 1978–1983. The helminth communities in the two study areas were similar, characterized by a small number of species (eight) compared to eastern Siberia and Japan, and by the dominance of a single anoplocephalid cestode Andrya kalelai. The prevalence of this helminth varied significantly among habitats, possibly because of differences in the distribution and abundance of the intermediate hosts, oribatid mites. Vole density did not explain the habitat differences in A. kalelai, nor did the prevalence of A. kalelai increase between 2 yr of sustained high density in the host population. A between-year increase in the prevalence of the larval cestode Taenia tenuicollis at Kilpisjärvi was probably due to a simultaneous increase in the abundance of its definitive hosts, mustelids. The prevalence of A. kalelai was always higher in males; no sexual differences were detected in the larval T. tenuicollis.

Haukisalmi, Henttonen, and Tenora: PARASITISM BY HELMINTHS IN THE GREY-SIDED VOLE (CLETHRIONOMYS RUFOCANUS) IN NORTHERN FINLAND: INFLUENCE OF DENSITY, HABITAT AND SEX OF THE HOST
Voitto Haukisalmi, Heikki Henttonen, and František Tenora "PARASITISM BY HELMINTHS IN THE GREY-SIDED VOLE (CLETHRIONOMYS RUFOCANUS) IN NORTHERN FINLAND: INFLUENCE OF DENSITY, HABITAT AND SEX OF THE HOST," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 23(2), (1 April 1987). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-23.2.233
Received: 7 February 1986; Published: 1 April 1987
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