In total, 21 Hudsonian godwits, Limosa haemastica (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae), were examined for helminths, 10 from Bristol Bay, Alaska, and 11 from Churchill, Manitoba. Seventeen species of helminths (9 trematodes, 6 cestodes, 2 nematodes) were collected, but only 1 trematode species, Plagiorchis elegans, was found in common between the 2 sample sites. All 17 species are new records for this host and 2 cestodes, Capsulata edenensis and Malika limosa, are new records for North America. In general, both prevalence and intensities were low, and species richness ranged from 1 to 6 (mean = 2.4). Most of the differences in the helminth faunas between the 2 sites were attributed to difference in habitats, freshwater in Manitoba versus saltwater in Alaska.
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Research Article| June 01 2007
Helminths of Hudsonian Godwits, Limosa haemastica, From Alaska and Manitoba
John M. Kinsella;
Andy S. Didyk;
J Parasitol (2007) 93 (3): 716–717.
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John M. Kinsella, Andy S. Didyk, Albert G. Canaris; Helminths of Hudsonian Godwits, Limosa haemastica, From Alaska and Manitoba. J Parasitol 1 June 2007; 93 (3): 716–717. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1133R.1
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