Finding of pentastomes of genus Reighardia (Pentastomida) in the Belcher's gull (Larus belcheri)

Asucena I. Naupay, Nelly G. Cribillero, Maria T. Lopez-Urbina, Armando E. Gonzalez, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta

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© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. This report describes the finding of Reighardia sp. (Pentastomida) infecting the air sac of two Belcher's gulls (Larus belcheri) found dead on the beaches of Pucusana, a district in southern Lima, Peru. Three pentastomes were collected from two Belcher's gulls. Then, they were morphologically and molecular analyzed. Molecular characterization of the parasite was achieved by amplifying a fragment of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (SSU rRNA). Based on both morphological and molecular data the pentastomes were identified as pentastomes of the genus Reighardia. This is the first report showing that the Belcher's gull is a new natural definitive host for this pentastome.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)288-290
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónParasitology International
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jun 2016

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