Primer reporte de Cricocephalus albus (Digenea: Pronocephalidae) en el Perú, parásito de la tortuga verde del Pacífco Este (Chelonia mydas agassizii)

Translated title of the contribution: First report of Cricocephalus albus (Digenea: Pronocephalidae) from Peru, parasite of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii)

Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Vanessa Bachmann, Javier Quiñones, Sixto Quispe, David Torres, Joe MacAlupu

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Abstract

Cricocephalus albus (Digenea: Pronocephalidae) is registered for frst time in Peru in the East Pacifc green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii). The parasites were collected during a necropsy carried out in a stranded sea turtle in the Virrilá estuary, located in the Sechura province of Piura, Peru. The specimens were studied morphologically and identifed as C. albus. The current work describes C. albus, as well as the discussion of its hosts and geographic distribution.

Translated title of the contributionFirst report of Cricocephalus albus (Digenea: Pronocephalidae) from Peru, parasite of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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