Pontoporia blainvillei,

Luque, José L., Muniz-Pereira, Luís C., Siciliano, Salvatore, Siqueira, Liege R., Oliveira, Magda S. & Vieira, Fabiano M., 2010, Checklist of helminth parasites of cetaceans from Brazil, Zootaxa 2548, pp. 57-68: 65

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.196777

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED87EE-FFE7-F008-7BB2-FCEBFB4D85AD

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pontoporia blainvillei
status

 

Pontoporia blainvillei 

Anisakis typica 

Bolbosoma  sp.

Bolbosoma turbinella  Corynosoma australe  Corynosoma  sp.

Polymorphus (Polymorphus) cetaceum  Synthesium pontoporiae 

In Brazil, helminths belonging to four groups and nine families have been recorded from six families of Cetacea  ( Table 1). Only Anisakidae  (Nematoda, Ascaridoidea) have been reported for all host families. In contrast, nematodes of the family Pseudalidae (Metastrongyloidea), three families of Digenea ( Brauninidae  , Notocotylidae  , Opisthorchiidae  ), and one family of Cestoda ( Phyllobothriidae  ) were reported in only one host family ( Table 1).

The helminth species with the highest number of records was Bolbosoma turbinella  (Acanthocephala, Polymorphidae  ), totaling 57 records. The larval stage of the cestode Phyllobothrium delphini  ( Tetraphyllidea  , Phyllobothriidae  ) was recorded only one time in cetaceans from Brazil ( Ott & Danilewicz 1996).

Digenea Cestoda Nematoda Acanthocephala Braun Brach Notoc Opist Phyll Anis Tetr Pseud Polym

Balaenopteridae  + + + + +

Delphinidae  + + + + + + +

Iniidae  +

Phocoenidae  +

Physeteridae  + +

Pontoporidae + + +

Anis = Anisakidae  ; Braun = Brauninidae  ; Brach = Brachycladiidae  ; Notoc = Notocotylidae  ; Opist = Opisthorchidae; Phyll = Phyllobothriidae  ; Polym = Polymorphidae  ; Pseud = Pseudalidae; Tetr = Tetrameridae  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Cetacea

Family

Iniidae

Genus

Pontoporia