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New data on the occurrence of internal parasitic worms in the Gymnodraco acuticeps and Cygnodraco mawsoni (Bathydraconidae) fish in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

@article{Laskowski2005NewDO,
  title={New data on the occurrence of internal parasitic worms in the Gymnodraco acuticeps and Cygnodraco mawsoni (Bathydraconidae) fish in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.},
  author={Zdzisław Laskowski and Anna Rocka and Krzysztof Zdzitowiecki and Laura Ghigliotti and Eva Pisano},
  journal={Polish Polar Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={37-40}
}
The two bathydraconid species, Gymnodraco acuticeps and Cygnodraco maw− soni, caught in the Ross Sea (Antarctic summer 2002) were examined for internal parasites. All specimens (four G. acuticeps and one C. mawsoni) were infected. G. acuticeps har− boured larval Cestoda (bilocular tetraphyllidean cercoids, diphyllobothriid plerocercoids) and Nematoda (Contracaecum spp.), acanthocephalan cystacanths and adult helminths (three species of Digenea and one species of Nematoda). Two specimens of C… 
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