Parasites of cephalopods in the northern Tyrrhenian Sea (western Mediterranean): new host records and host specificity

Authors

  • C. Gestal Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Vigo
  • Paola Belcari Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Uomo e dell’Ambiente. Universitá degli Studi di Pisa
  • Elvira Abollo Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Vigo
  • Santiago Pascual Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Vigo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.1999.63n139

Keywords:

Cephalopod molluscs, parasite fauna, Tyrrhenian Sea

Abstract


This paper examines the species composition of the parasite fauna and the values of infection for seven species of cephalopods in the Mediterranean at the Tyrrhenian Sea (West coast of Italy). Results suggest the important role of cephalopods as intermediate hosts in the life cycle of anisakine nematodes and pennellid copepods. The low host specificity (i. e., eurixenous condition) of metazoan parasites in cephalopods worldwide is also reinforced.

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Published

1999-03-30

How to Cite

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Gestal C, Belcari P, Abollo E, Pascual S. Parasites of cephalopods in the northern Tyrrhenian Sea (western Mediterranean): new host records and host specificity. scimar [Internet]. 1999Mar.30 [cited 2022Oct.3];63(1):39-43. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/835

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