Chewing lice species (Phthiraptera) found on a European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in Turkey: new records of a genus and two species for the Turkish fauna of Phthiraptera

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Karatepe, M, Dik, B, Karatepe, B
Journal:Turkish Journal of Zoology
Keywords:Balıkesir, cormorant, Eidmanniella pellucida, European Shag, new records, Pectinopygus brevicornis, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Turkey

is study was carried out on a young European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) caught in the sea in Akçay, Balıkesir, in August 2015.  e lice collected from the European Shag were put into 70% alcohol solution and were mounted to slides with Canada balsam a er being made transparent in 10% potassium hydroxide.  e lice Eidmanniella pellucida and Pectinopygus brevicornis were determined as a result of the microscopic examination of the 54 louse specimens.  is study is the  rst for the louse species related to the European Shag in Turkey. Additionally, the genus Eidmanniella and the species Eidmanniella pellucida and Pectinopygus brevicornis are reported for the  rst time from Turkey.

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