Title Report on anisakid nematodes in polar regions; preliminary results
Author Dzido, J.; Kijewska, A.; Rokicka, M.; Swiatalska-Koseda, A.; Rokicki, J.
Author Affil Dzido, J., University of Gdansk, Department of Genetics and Marine Biodiversity, Gdansk, Poland. Other: Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology, Poland; Veterinary Hygiene Station, Poland
Source MERGE, edited by H. Kanda, P. Convey, T. Naganuma, W. Vincent and A. Wilmotte. Polar Science, 3(3), p.207-211, . Publisher: Elsevier for National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, Tokyo, Japan. ISSN: 1873- 9652
Publication Date Nov. 2009
Notes In English. Based on Publisher- supplied data Ant. Acc. No: 89938
Index Terms Antarctica--Antarctic Peninsula; Arctic Ocean; Arctic region; Antarctica--King George Island; polar regions; Southern Ocean; Antarctic Peninsula; Antarctica; Chordata; ecology; eggs; International Polar Year 2007- 08; Invertebrata; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; King George Island; microorganisms; parasites; Pisces; Scotia Sea Islands; South Shetland Islands; Vermes; Vertebrata
Abstract The aim of this study is to extend our knowledge of the distribution of anisakid nematode parasites in Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. We examined vertebrate (fish) taxa characteristic of the faunas in both polar regions for the presence of parasitic nematodes. The material was collected from Svalbard (Arctic) between July and August 2008 and from King George Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula) between November 2007 and January 2008. In addition, faecal, bird, and invertebrate samples were collected and examined for the presence of anisakid nematodes or eggs. Anisakis simplex s.s. was found in the body cavity of Arctic cod, and Contracaecum sp. and Pseudoterranova sp. were found in Antarctic notothenioids. Eggs of Anisakis sp. and Contracaecum sp. were recovered from the faeces of Mirounga leonina. We present the first record of the occurrence of A. simplex C in the Antarctic fishes Notothenia coriiceps and Notothenia rossii.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.polar.2009.08.003
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 304821