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Parasitología latinoamericana

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FREDES, FERNANDO et al. GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITE FAUNA IN ADELIA PENGUIN (Pygoscelis adeliae) IN AN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY PROTECTED ZONE. Parasitol. latinoam. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1-2-3-4, pp. 64-68. ISSN 0717-7712.

One hundred and sixty seven fecal samples and three complete digestive tracts obtained from these penguins were analyzed using different parasitological methodologies. The presence ofTetrabothrius spp. eggs (Cestoda: Pseudophyllida), and the observation of Sporozoa oocists and Nematoda eggs both of undetermined species in the fecal samples is reported. In the same way a large number of nematodes identified as Streptocara spp. (Nematoda: Acuariidae) in different evolutionary stages in stomach, and the recovery of a whole 81 cm. Tetrabothrius spp. specimen (without the scolex) and one inmature tapeworm (Cestoda: Cyclophyllida) with unarmed rostellum in guts of Adéliepenguins chiks found dead in a protected zone of the Antarctic territory is reported.

Palavras-chave : Adélie penguin; Streptocara; Tetrabothrius; Antarctic territory.

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