Some parasitic helminths of the Belcher's gull (Larus belcheri)

Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Asucena Naupay

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© 2019 Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All Rights Reserved. Information on parasitic helminths of seabirds is very limited in Peru. In the present work, helminths collected from the Belcher's gull (Larus belcheri) from some beaches of Lima (Pucusana, Chorrillos, Ventanilla and Ancón) in Peru were identified. The helminths were studied morphologically and identified as Skrjabinoclava sp. (Nematoda), Contracaecum sp. (Nematoda), Maritrema sp. (Trematoda) and Profilicollis altmani (Acanthocephala). The present work corresponds to the first records of these parasites in the Peruvian gull.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


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