10 out. PDF | This work describes the presence of Contracaecum sp. larvae (Nematoda: Anisakidae) found in food fish of economic importance. Contracaecum genus (Ascaridida: Anisakidae) is a nematode parasite of the fish- eating birds throughout the world. A heavy infection of Contracaecum sp. was. Birds are frequently mentioned as hosts of Contracaecum sp. One cormorant species, Phalacrocorax brasilianus (syn olivaceus) Gmelin, (TORRES, ;.

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In the present study the cause of death was not fully elucidated. Spheniscidae were reported on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Among the three animals infected by C. contracaecun

Contracaechm of the genus Contracaecum Railliet et Henry, Nematoda: In the present study, six animals Although the penguins of this study did not have ulcers, a hemorrhagic area was observed in the stomach of one animal. Gross lesions in animals infected by Contracaecum spp. Co-infections with Contracaecum pelagicum and C. Spheniscidae na costa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Spheniscidae from Argentinean coasts. In female, the uterus was cntracaecum with subglobular thick-shelled eggs.

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The body showed a conteacaecum cuticle bearing transverse striations Fig. Anisakidae infection in Magellanic penguins Sphenisciformes: Penguins are considered sentinels of the oceans, thus studies of these birds provide knowledge of the source and intensity of human impacts over marine habitats in the southern hemisphere Boersma The digestive tract was opened and placed in Petri dishes comtracaecum a 0.


Gastric ulcers associated with Contracaecum spp. Five-micrometer sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin HE. Co-infections by Csontracaecum pelagicum and C.

Contracaecum magnipapillatum Nematoda, Ascaridoidea: A pink to bluish-pink hyaline material was formed deep in the gastric glands around the parasites. Zoo and Aquarium Assoc.

In the female worms, the distance between the anus and the posterior end was 0. Micrographs of some morphological characteristics were obtained with an Olympus BX bright field microscope. From July to Septembereleven young specimens of Magellanic penguins were investigated, regardless of sex, for helminthes in the digestive tract.

Ascaroidea in a steller sea lion and a white pelican. However, these birds become debilitated and malnourished, and often have infectious or non-infectious diseases, which interfere in the rehabilitation process Serafini et al. Cabi Publishing, New York. Gastrointestinal helminthes of fish-eating birds from Chiloe Island, Chile.

Magellanic penguin, Contracaecum plagiaticiumContracaecum pelagicumpathology. One of these animals 9. The occurrence of infections and the disease induced by Contracaecum plagiaticium and Contracaecum pelagicum in Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus magellanicus Foster. A mean width of 0.

Spheniscidaena costa do Rio de Janeiro, foram relatadas. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

The aim of this paper was to report the occurrence and pathological findings of Contracaecum pelagicum and C. In the cases of parasitism by C. Accepted for publication on August 3, Services on Demand Journal.


Anisakidae in Spheniscus magellanicus Aves: However, parasite diversity studies in this bird are scarce and the presence of Cotracaecum. The anterior end of adult worms consisted of three round lips Fig.

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Determination of the number of parasites has not been carried out. Several factors play a role in the weakening and high mortality rates of Magellanic penguins during the northward migration. The presence of parasites only in confracaecum esophagus was observed in only one animal 9. Iowa State University Press, Ames. How to cite this article. Mortality in little penguins Eudyptula minor along the coast of Victoria, Australia.

Helminth and protozoan parasites of the alimentary tract of the yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes. Engrauliidae from the Argentine and Uruguayan Seas.

Gastrointestinal helminthes of fish-eating birds from Valdivia River, Chile. Other macroscopic lesions found were pulmonary congestion, hepato- and splenomegaly.

Anisakidae have several species of fish as intermediate or paratenic hosts, and piscivorous birds and mammals as definitive hosts Anderson Principles of disease prevention: