Pugnose eels, Simenchelys parasiticus (Synaphobranchidae) from the heart of a shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus (Lamnidae)

@article{Caira2004PugnoseES,
  title={Pugnose eels, Simenchelys parasiticus (Synaphobranchidae) from the heart of a shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus (Lamnidae)},
  author={J. Caira and G. Benz and J. Borucinska and N. Kohler},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={49},
  pages={139-144}
}
A 395 kg shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus (Lamnidae) landed at Montauk, New York in June of 1992 was found to contain two dead, but otherwise healthy appearing pugnose eels, Simenchelys parasiticus (Synaphobranchidae) within the lumen of its heart. The path along which the eels made their way into the shark's heart was not found. Histological examination of the shark's heart revealed the presence of medial hyperplasia and hypertrophy of small arterioles, multifocal arteriosclerosis, and… Expand

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