Occurrence and infection dynamics of anisakid larvae in Scomber scombrus, Trachurus trachurus, Sardina pilchardus, and Engraulis encrasicolus from Tarragona (NE Spain)

Juan F. Gutiérrez-Galindo, Anna C. Osanz-Mur, Maria Teresa Mora-Ventura

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Abstract

Between February 1996 and January 2000, parasitological examination of Scomber scombrus (n= 447), Trachurus trachurus (n= 175), Sardina pilchardus (n= 160) and Engraulis encrasicolus (n= 153) from the fishing-ground of Tarragona (NE Spain) were made for anisakids. Three anisakid species (Anisakis larva type I sensu Berland, 1961, Contracaecum sp. and Hysterothylacium aduncum) were morphologically identified. The prevalence of Anisakis larva type I sensu Berland (1961) ranged from 11.0% (S. scombrus) and 2.6% (T. trachurus) to 0.0% (S. pilchardus and E. encrasicolus). The prevalence of H. aduncum in S. scombrus was 1.1%. The prevalence of Contracaecum sp. was 2.0% in S. scombrus, and 0.7% in T. trachurus respectively. There was a positive and significant correlation between the host length and the number of Anisakis larva type I sensu Berland, 1961 found in S. scombrus. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1550-1555
JournalFood Control
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Anisakids
  • NE Spain
  • Tarragona

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