New records of gastrointestinal helminths from the southern black-backed gull (Larus dominicanus) in New Zealand

ADM Latham; R Poulin

Abstract

Nine species of gastrointestinal helminths were found in southern black-backed gulls (Larus dominicanus Lichstenstein, 1823) from Otago Peninsula. Eight of these, Parorchis acanthus, Echinostoma revolutum and Echinoparyphium recurvatum (Trematoda), Dildotaenia latovarium and Hymenolepis alaskensis (Cestoda), Sciadiocara tarapunga (Nematoda), and Profilicollis antarcticus and P. novaezelandensis (Acanthocephala), are new records in this host speciesin New Zealand. A second nematode species present, Cosmocephalus tanakai,has been reported from L. dominicanus previously.

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