First report of a helminth infection for Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878 (Cetacea, Balaenopteridae)

R. M. Pinto, L. C. Muniz-Pereira, V. C. Alves, S. Siciliano

Abstract


Acanthocephalans represented by Bolbosoma capitatum (von Linstow, 1880) Porta, 1908 were recovered from a single specimen of Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) from the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a new host record for the parasite and the first case of infection by helminths in Bryde's whales.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5597/lajam00062

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