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Título: Parasitic fauna of a yellow-legged gull colony in the island of Escombreras (South-eastern Mediterranean) in close proximity to a landfill site: potential effects on cohabiting species
Fecha de publicación: 12-ene-2015
Editorial: Springer
Cita bibliográfica: Acta Parasitologica 60(2) (2015): 290–297
ISSN: Print: 1230-2821
Electronic: 1896-1851
Palabras clave: Fisheries discards
Larus audouinii
Larus michahellis
Parasite transmision
Rubbish dump
Resumen: We identified the ectoparasites and helminth fauna of yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis michahellis), breeding near to a solid waste landfill, and compared infection levels with those of other yellow-legged gull colonies. Moreover, we analysed correlations between parasites and sex and body condition of yellow-legged gulls, co-infections and the helminth community structure in order to propose the role of this species as reservoir of certain parasites. We also discuss the potential transmission of parasites between the yellow-legged gull and the endangered Audouin's gull, because interactions between these two species, such as kleptoparasitism and predation, occur frequently around colonies. The following species were recorded: Ornithodorus capensis (Arthropoda); Cosmocephalus obvelatus, Paracuaria adunca, Eucoleus contortus, Tetrameres skrjabini and Contracaecum sp. (Nematoda); Tetrabothrius cylindraceus (Cestoda); Acanthotrema armata, Cardiocephaloides longicollis and Ornithobilharzia intermedia (Digenea). Tetrabothrius cylindraceus, A. armata and O. capensis are new parasite records for this host. The dependence of yellow-legged-gulls on fishery discards is supported by the dominance of parasites transmitted through marine intermediate hosts with interest to fisheries in the study area. However, the shift in diet from natural resources to food derived from human activities seems not to affect the parasitic fauna of yellow-legged gull. Besides of direct physical contact between individuals in nesting and resting habitats, the high availability of fishery discards could increase the risk of Audouin's gulls to be infected by common parasites of yellow-legged gull.
Autor/es principal/es: Hervías Parejo, Sandra
Martínez Carrasco Pleite, Carlos
Díaz, Julia I.
Chitimia, Lidia
Ortiz Sánchez, Juana
Mayo, Elvira
Ruiz de Ybáñez Carnero, María del Rocío
Facultad/Departamentos/Servicios: Facultades, Departamentos, Servicios y Escuelas::Departamentos de la UMU::Sanidad Animal
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/140222
DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1515/ap-2015-0041
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 8
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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Descripción: ©2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ This document is Accepted, version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Acta Parasitologica. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/ 10.1515/ap-2015-0041
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