Parasites of the Flatfish Paralichthys adspersus ( Steindachner , 1867 ) ( Pleuronectiformes ) from Northern Chile

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  title={Parasites of the Flatfish Paralichthys adspersus ( Steindachner , 1867 ) ( Pleuronectiformes ) from Northern Chile},
  author={Marcelo E Oliva and Ra{\'u}l Enrique Castro and Rodrigo Burgos}
}
Three species of protistan and 22 species of metazoan parasites were obtained from a sample of 179 flatfish, ( Paralichthys adspersus ) taken-off Antofagasta, northern Chile. Prevalence of infection of seven parasites (Protista: 1, Copepoda: 2, Digenea: 1, Acantocephala: 1, Nematoda: 2) was significantly and positively correlated with host size. Host’s sex do not seem to affect prevalence of infection, except for Nybelinia surmenicola , Capillaria sp. and Anisakis sp. (prevalence of infection… CONTINUE READING

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