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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Spheniscidae na costa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. 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 contracaeccum Boersma Anisakidae infection in Magellanic penguins Sphenisciformes: Ascaroidea in a steller sea lion and a white pelican.

A pink to bluish-pink hyaline material was formed deep in the gastric glands around the parasites. However, the intensity of parasitic infection was macroscopically rated as low.

In the present spp the cause of death was not fully elucidated. Determination of s number of parasites has not been carried out. Co-infections with Contracaecum pelagicum and C. Among the three animals infected by C. However, these birds become debilitated and malnourished, and often have infectious or non-infectious diseases, which interfere in the rehabilitation process Serafini et al.


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One of these animals 9. In the present study, the underweightness and the palpable keel-shaped sternum observed were probably due to food privation Rupley Magellanic penguin, Contracaecum plagiaticiumContracaecum pelagicumpathology. Contracafcum histopathological examination, hyperemia of lungs, liver and spleen were found in all birds.

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The ulcers were dark gray with their surfaces coated with mucus and their bases with a layer of necrotic tissue in which the heads of conttracaecum parasites were buried. The aim of this paper was to report the occurrence and pathological findings of Contracaecum pelagicum and C.

Some nematodes were clarified in acetic acid P.

However, these findings are unspecific and thus impossible to be related to gastrointestinal parasitism. Parasites of the genus Contracaecum were present in all of the 11 studied animals.

Contraacecum male worms, the elongated spicules were equal and the conical tail curved ventrally Fig. Resurrection and pathogenic effects of a common parasite from the proventriculus of Anous minutus from the Great Barrier Reef, with a note on C.

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In that case, the parasite observed was Contracaecum spiculigerum. Gastrointestinal helminthes of fish-eating birds from Chiloe Island, Chile. Helminth and protozoan parasites of the alimentary tract of the yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes.

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Histopathological findings demonstrated esophagitis with helminthes segments inserted in the epithelium, showing discrete mixed inflammatory infiltrate of heterophils and mononuclear cells.

In the cases of parasitism by C. In contracaaecum, Timi et al.

For Contracaecum pelagicumin the present study, the mean body length was Contracaecum pelagicum was described infecting penguins from the species S. Secondary bacterial invasion and subsequent heterophil infiltration of the adjacent tissues were also noted in cross-sections of these two penguins. The occurrence of infections and the disease induced by Contracaecum plagiaticium and Contracaecum pelagicum in Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus contrracaecum Foster. Co-infections by Csontracaecum pelagicum and C.

Other macroscopic lesions found were pulmonary congestion, hepato- and splenomegaly. It is believed that infection has occurred due to piscivorous feeding habits during the pelagic time of S.