Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) from Brazil as a new host of Pyelosomum cochlear Looss 1899 (Digenea: Pronocephalidae)

Werneck, Max R., de Amorim, Derek B., and Blair, David (2015) Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) from Brazil as a new host of Pyelosomum cochlear Looss 1899 (Digenea: Pronocephalidae). Comparative Parasitology, 82 (1). pp. 144-147.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 41822
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Brazil, Lepidochelys olivacea, marine turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, Pronocephalidae, Pyelosomum cochlear, Trematoda
ISSN: 1938-2952
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 18:41
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060808 Invertebrate Biology @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960407 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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