No significant development of Anisakis simplex (Nematoda, Anisakidae) eggs in the intestine of long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)

Dánjal-Petur Højgaard

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Abstract

Eggs from Anisakis simplex did not hatch during experiments conducted at 37 °C. A comparison between A. simplex eggs from the fore-intestine and hind-intestine of long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala melas, captured in the Faroe Island waters showed no significant development of eggs during passage through the intestinal tract. This observation indicates an inhibitory effect on hatching by high temperatures if the final host is a mammal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalSarsia
Volume84
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anisakis
  • eggs
  • development
  • pilot whale

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