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

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5597/lajam00062

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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