Check List 10(3): 562-573, doi: 10.15560/10.3.562
Checklist of Platyhelminthes, Acanthocephala, Nematoda and Arthropoda parasitizing penguins of the world
expand article infoMartha L. Brandão, Juliana Moreira, José L. Luque
‡ Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Open Access
A list of 108 species of metazoans parasites reported from penguins (Sphenisciformes) is provided, with information on their hosts, habitat and distribution. A total of 22 digeneans, 10 cestodes, 6 acanthocephalans, 31 nematodes, 15 mites and ticks, 25 insects have been found on 18 species of penguins, with most parasites reported from Eudyptula minor. A host-parasite list is also provided.
parasites, penguins, Playhelminthes; Acanthocephala; Nematoda; Arthropoda