Ectoparasites from the South American sea lion (Otaria favescens) from peruvian coast

Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Omar Gonzales-Viera

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Abstract

© Los autores. Two species of ectoparasites were collected from a South American sea lion (Otaria favescens) found stranded on the beaches of Chorrillos in Lima, Peru. The ectoparasites were identified as Antarctophthirus microchir (Phthiraptera) and Orthohalarachne attenuata (Acari). Some morphological characteristics are described in this report. The finding of these ectoparasites is the first records in Peru.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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