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Helminth Parasites of the Gunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus (Walbaum) in Newfoundland*

  • Chandra Sekhar S. (a1) and William Threlfall (a2)


808 cunners, Tautogolabrus adspersus (Walbaum) were obtained from eight sampling stations around the Newfoundland coast, during the periods August-September, 19G7 and July-October, 1908. The fish were examined for metazoan parasites using conventional parasitological techniques. 22 species of parasites (10 trematode; 5 cestode; 6 nematode; 1 acanthocephalan) were recovered. This number excludes metacercariae of Cryptocotyle lingua (Creplin, 1825). 19 are new host records. Details of infections with the various species are given, each species being discussed and/or described individually. No leeches were found on this host despite the fact that it lives in. close proximity to other fish species that are heavily infested and an experiment performed to determine if leeches would move from one host species to another gave negative results.



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Helminth Parasites of the Gunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus (Walbaum) in Newfoundland*

  • Chandra Sekhar S. (a1) and William Threlfall (a2)


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