helminths of the florida manatee, trichechus manatus latirostris, with a discussion and summary of the parasites of sirenians.we examined 215 florida manatees (trichechus manatus latirostris) at necropsy to determine the helminth fauna. six species were identified: heterocheilus tunicatus (nematoda: ascaridoidea); anoplocephala sp. (cestoda: cyclophyllidea); and 4 species of trematodes, cochleotrema cochleotrema (digenea: opisthotrematidae), chiorchis fabaceus (digenea: paramphistomatidae), nudacotyle undicola (digenea: nudacotylidae), and moniligerum blairi (digenea: opisthotrematidae). seventy-three percent of the ma ...19883397825
helminths from a stranded manatee in the dominican republic.endangered west indian manatees (trichechus manatus) are known to be parasitized by a number of helminths and ectoparasites. records of parasitic associations exist for florida, mexico, guyana, brazil, cuba and recently for puerto rico. parasites of manatees in other caribbean areas have not been documented, particularly from hispaniola. we report on the occurrence of a species of nematode and of two trematodes from a 238-cm male manatee from portillo (19 degrees 20' n, 69 degrees 35' w), las te ...19999950330
diagnostic stages of the parasites of the florida manatee, trichechus manatus information is available on diagnostic stages of parasites in florida manatees (trichechus manatus latirostris). we examined 67 fecal samples from captive and wild manatees to define the diagnostic stages of the parasite fauna known to occur in florida manatees. parasite eggs were freshly extracted ex utero from identified mature helminths and subsequently characterized, illustrated, and matched to those isolated from fecal samples. in addition, coccidian oocysts in the fecal samples wer ...201424116863
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