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DAO 132:143-149 (2019)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03315

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Digenetic trematode Ogmogaster antarcticus (Notocotylidae) in a fin whale Balaenoptera physalus (Balaenopteridae) stranded in the Baltic Sea

Leszek Rolbiecki1,*, Joanna N. Izdebska1, Iwona Pawliczka2

1Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk, Wita Stwosza 59, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland
2Prof. Krzysztof Skóra Hel Marine Station, Institute of Oceanography, Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, University of Gdansk, Morska 2, 84-150 Hel, Poland
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ABSTRACT: On 28 August 2015, a dead fin whale Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) was collected from the waters of the Gulf of Gdańsk (Baltic Sea). The individual was a male in a poor nutritional condition with an empty stomach. Over 34000 Ogmogaster antarcticus flukes were found in the colon and rectum. This is the first observation of O. antarcticus in the Baltic Sea.


KEY WORDS: Ogmogaster antarcticus · Digenea · Parasite · Balaenoptera physalus · Cetacea · Mammals · Baltic Sea


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Cite this article as: Rolbiecki L, Izdebska JN, Pawliczka I (2019) Digenetic trematode Ogmogaster antarcticus (Notocotylidae) in a fin whale Balaenoptera physalus (Balaenopteridae) stranded in the Baltic Sea. Dis Aquat Org 132:143-149. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03315

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