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Helminths of Antarctic fishes: Life cycle biology, specificity and geographical distribution
  • A. Rocka
  • Biology
    Acta Parasitologica
  • 1 March 2006
Bony fishes (Teleostei) play an important role in the completion of life cycles of helminth parasites in the Antarctica. These fishes may be definitive, second intermediate or paratenic hosts of the
Digenean, monogenean and cestode infection of inshore fish at the South Orkney Islands
Notothenioid fish from the South Orkney Islands were examined to determine their parasite infection and the parasite burden was more similar to those at the South Shetland Islands area than at South Georgia.
Cestodes of the Antarctic fishes
The paper comprises the review of all known species of cestodes parasitizing the Antarctic and Subantarctic fishes along with synonyms and keys based on morphologi− cal features as well as undetermined plerocercoids of Diphyllobothriidae.
Molecular identification larvae of Onchobothrium antarcticum (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) from marbled rockcod, Notothenia rossii, in Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica)
Results confirm the taxonomic affiliation of the larvae with trilocular bothridia parasitizing marbled rockcod in Antarctica as Onchobothrium antarcticum.
Cestodes and Nematodes of Antarctic Fishes and Birds
  • A. Rocka
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 2017
According to Duhamel et al. (2014) fish comprise the most species-rich group of Antarctic vertebrates with 47 families and 374 species; four families of which, including 14 species, being
Occurrence of endoparasitic worms in dusky notothen, Trematomus newnesi [Actinopterygii Nototheniidae], at Adelie Land, Antarctica
Larval cestodes were the dominant parasites, whereas acanthocephalans were relatively rare, and five species and larval forms were recorded also in fish caught in the Davis Sea.