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Parasites of cephalopods in the northern Tyrrhenian Sea (western Mediterranean): new host records and host specificity
C. Gestal, P. Belcari, E. Abollo and S. Pascual

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.

Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 63(1) : 39-43 Back PDF
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