Paper Information

Journal:   VETERINARY RESEARCH (GARMSAR BRANCH)   SPRING-SUMMER 2009 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 31 To 33.
 
Paper: 

A REPORT ON THE PARASITIC INFECTIONS IN CASPIAN SEALS (PHOCA CASPICA) OF SOUTHERN PART OF CASPIAN SEA

 
 
Author(s):  ESLAMI ALI*, KIANI B.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PATHOBIOLOY, FACULTY OF SPECIALISED VETERINARY SCIENCES, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SCIENCES AND RESEARCHES BRANCH, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

In summer 2000, at necropsy of 24 Caspian seals (Phoca caspica), different organs were searched for parasite. Three species of trematodes: Stephanoprora advena, (100%) Cryptocotyle concava (100%) C. badamshini (100%) Corynosoma strumosum (100%) Corynosoma sp. (100%) 3rd stage larvae of Anisakis schupakowi (25%) were collected from alimentary canals and larvae of Halarachne sp. (12.5%) from nasal mucosa. These parasites are new host and distribution record for Caspian seals of IRAN. High frequency was observe for all species except that of Anisakis sp. and Halarachne sp.

 
Keyword(s): CASPIAN SEALS,PARASITIC INFECTIONS, SOUTH CASPIAN SEA , IRAN
 
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