|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Authors:||K. L. Moon, Chown, S. L., Fraser, C. I.|
|Journal:||Journal of Biogeography|
|Keywords:||Eudyptula spp., Ixodes spp., physiological tolerance, SNPs, ticks|
Aim: Organisms with poor intrinsic dispersal capacity, such as parasites, often rely en- tirely on transport with host species that have a greater dispersal capacity. Penguins, for example, are exploited by terrestrial ectoparasites when they come ashore to breed. Recent research indicates that Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor and E. novaehol‐ landiae) hard ticks (Ixodes eudyptidis and I. kohlsi) may be capable of surviving short periods (days) at sea with their hosts, but their capacity to survive longer voyages (weeks) is not known. We here aimed to assess whether phylogeographical patterns in Little Penguins and their ticks indicate that the terrestrial ectoparasites are able to disperse long distances at sea with their swimming hosts.
Research mainly on ticks but there is also a brief reference to lice in Discussion.
|Short Title:||J Biogeogr|
Tandem host‐parasite dispersal inferred from similarities in phylogeographical patterns among Little Penguins and their ‘terrestrial’ ectoparasites