Taxonomy and distribution of a Crassicauda species (Nematoda: Spirurida) infecting the kidney of the common fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus Linné, 1758).

@article{Lambertsen1985TaxonomyAD,
  title={Taxonomy and distribution of a Crassicauda species (Nematoda: Spirurida) infecting the kidney of the common fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus Linn{\'e}, 1758).},
  author={R. H. Lambertsen},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1985},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={485-8}
}
Nematode parasites were found in the kidney of common fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus Linné, 1758) captured in the North Atlantic Ocean (Denmark Strait area). These were identified as Crassicauda boopis Baylis, 1920, on the basis of morphologic and morphometric descriptions of this species' posterior end. The cephalic end of this parasite was described for the first time, however, and was indistinguishable from that of Crassicauda pacifica Margolis and Pike, 1955, a species whose posterior… CONTINUE READING