Anisakis Infection Relationship between finless porpoises, Neophocaena asiaeorientalis and Cephalopod in Korean Waters

Yeonghye Kim, Young Ran Lee, Kyum Joon Park, Yong Rock An, Hyun Woo Kim, Doo Nam Kim and Doohae An
Cetacean Research Institute, NFRDI, Ulsan 680-050, Korea Exhibiteducation Team of Lotteworld Aquarium, HotelLotte Lotteworld, Seoul 138-721, Korea

Finless porpoise is the one of porpoises in Korean waters that frequently observed in the coastal area. This study reported parasite infection cases of stranded finless porpoise, Neophocaena asiaeorientalis which was stranded on the Saemangeum Dyke on the west coast of Korea 21 May, 2012. The finless porpoise was male, and estimated at 8 years old. Parasites were found in abdominal cavity, skull and lung. The parasites were identified as nematode, trematoda and lungworm. Nematoda in abdominal cavity was Crassicauda sp. Trematoda found in the skull was indentified Nasitrema sp. Lungworm in lung seemed one of genus Pseudaliids. Anisakis spp. has not been found.

  
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