of cichlids and cyprinid fishes in South Africa and Israel.
In 2013, we collected 51 ectoparasites
from Egyptian fruit bats.
Lice (Phthiraptera) are highly specialized parasitic insects, with generally high specificity, unlike most other ectoparasite
insects (Marshall 1981).
Studies of ectoparasites
in wild raptors are scarce, mainly focusing in looking for the presence of parasites in rehabilitation centers (Perez et al., 1996; Morishita et al., 2001; Miller et al., 2004, Gonzalez-Acuna et al., 2006; Oliveira et al., 2011) and scientific collections (Pfaffenberger & Rosero, 1984; Hunter et al., 1994; Gonzalez-Acuna et al., 2006; Bush et al., 2012).
The taxa of gastrointestinal and macroscopic ectoparasites
identified in trapped Perth possums, and their respective prevalences, are consistent with those of other bushland brushtail possum populations in Western Australia (Adams 2003, Thompson et al.
Before DNA extraction, the ectoparasites
were washed twice with ethanol (70%) and then with sterile water and dried.
Small rodents and ectoparasites
were collected from the actual training sites and surrounding areas to cover as many habitats as possible.
A- fish with approximately 10 g transferred to nursery, B- presence of ectoparasites
on the body surface, C-lateral view of the parasite attached on the fish body.
This research was accomplished starting from an adapted secondary database of CUNHA (2013) and structured with information on the presence and absence of ectoparasites
, characteristics from the chicken houses, the poultry, the facilities, the geographical location and the management.
The plumage of each bird was thoroughly brushed onto a white tray for the collection of ectoparasites
. Attached ectoparasites
such as mites and ticks, which could not be removed by brushing, were gently dislodged with a pair of thumb forceps and their sites noted .
Notes on mammals of the Fires Creek Area, Nantahala Mountains, North Carolina, including their ectoparasites
. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 91:13-17.
of poultry like ticks, lice and mites play an important role in the transmission of certain pathogens which cause heavy economic losses to poultry industry (Iqbal et al., 2003).