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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Parasites of the genus Contracaecum were present in all of the 11 studied animals.

In this route, some specimens may deviate from the group, reaching more distant areas of the Brazilian coast, like Rio de Janeiro State and others beaches, where they are rescued. Parasites of the genus Contracaecum Railliet et Henry, Nematoda: One bird was parasitized by C.

Penguins as marine sentinels. In the female worms, the conhracaecum between the anus and the posterior end was 0. The occurrence of infections and the disease induced by Contracaecum plagiaticium and Contracaecum pelagicum in Magellanic penguins, Spheniscus magellanicus Foster.

On histopathological examination, hyperemia of lungs, liver and spleen were found in all birds. Cabi Publishing, New York. A pink to bluish-pink hyaline material was formed deep in the gastric glands around the parasites. EdsTratado de Animais Selvagens.

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In male worms, the elongated contracawcum were equal and the conical tail curved ventrally Fig. However, it was possible to conclude that Magellanic penguins are susceptible to gastrointestinal parasites and that at least two different species of the genus Contracaecum occur in birds captured on the coast of Rio de Janeiro State, thus they may be associated to other diseases, implicating in the death of these penguins.


Accepted for publication on August 3, Helminth and contracaeccum parasites of the alimentary tract of the yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes. Contracaecum pelagicum s; C. Spheniscidae from Argentinean coasts. EdsDiseases of Poultry. Spheniscidae were reported on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Mortality in little penguins Eudyptula minor along the coast of Victoria, Australia.

At the necropsy, one penguin 9. The necropsies were performed using the technique previously described by Zander et al. In the present study the cause of death was not fully elucidated. Gastrointestinal parasitosis is a common hygienic-sanitary problem in captive animals, being one of the most important disorders that contribute to the weakening of these birds Fonseca et al.

Spheniscidae has a pelagic and predatory habit, migrating from its reproductive colonies, through ocean contracaecm, to the Brazilian continental shore to eat. The aim of this paper was to report the occurrence and pathological findings of Contracaecum pelagicum and C.

In the present study, six animals Other macroscopic lesions found were pulmonary congestion, hepato- and splenomegaly. Histopathological findings demonstrated esophagitis with helminthes segments inserted in the epithelium, showing discrete mixed inflammatory infiltrate of heterophils and mononuclear cells.

In that s;, the parasite observed was Contracaecum spiculigerum. The average width was 0. The body showed a thick cuticle bearing transverse striations Fig. Gastric ulcers associated with Contracaecum spp.


Gastrointestinal helminthes of fish-eating birds from Chiloe Island, Chile. Determination of the number of parasites has not been carried out. Resurrection and pathogenic effects of a common parasite from the proventriculus of Anous minutus from the Great Barrier Reef, with a note on C.

Further study of Contracaecum pelagicum Nematoda: Their development and transmission. The average size of the lips for males and females was 0.

Ascaroidea in a steller sea lion and a white pelican. However, these birds become debilitated and malnourished, and often have infectious or non-infectious diseases, which interfere in the rehabilitation process Serafini et al. Co-infections with Contracaecum pelagicum and C. Anisakidae in Spheniscus magellanicus Aves: In the present study, the underweightness and the palpable keel-shaped sternum observed were probably due to food privation Rupley Co-infections by Csontracaecum pelagicum and C.

Among the three animals infected by C. Anisakidae infection in Magellanic penguins Sphenisciformes: However, parasite diversity studies in this bird are scarce and the presence of C.

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Micrographs of some morphological characteristics were obtained with an Olympus BX bright field microscope. Spheniscidaena costa do Rio de Janeiro, foram relatadas. Some nematodes were clarified in acetic acid P. Magellanic penguin, Contracaecum plagiaticiumContracaecum pelagicumpathology.

In the cases of parasitism by C.