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Table 1.

Prevalence (P) and mean intensity ± standard deviation (MI ± SD) of infection of metazoan parasites found in two species of deep-sea sharks from the SEPO.

E. granulosus A. nasutus
Parasite species Stage Habitat P MI ± SD P MI ± SD
Monogenea
Squalonchocotyle aff. spinacis A G 5.1 1.2 ± 0.4
Asthenocotyle sp. A S 9.3 1.5 ± 0.5
Microbothrium sp. A S 15.3 24.0 ± 3.0
Calicotyle sp. A S 1 2 ± 0
Monocotylidae gen. sp. A S 3.4 1.5 ± 0.6
Digenea
Otodistomum sp. A I 5.1 1.2 ± 0.4
Cestoda
Aporhynchus sp. A SV 5.9 1.2 ± 0.4
Plesiorhynchus sp. A SV 17.8 5.6 ± 4.9
Hepatoxylon sp. L Me 5.1 1.3 ± 0.5 53.8 1.7 ± 1.4
Trypanorhyncha gen. sp. L Me 7.7 1.0 ± 0
Cestoda unidentified SV 12.7 2.2 ± 2.1
Nematoda
Anisakis sp. L I, M 13.3 1.0 ± 0 15.4 1.5 ± 0.5
Mooleptus rabuka A I 7.7 1.0 ± 0
Copepoda
Lernaeopodidae gen sp. A B 2.5 1.0 ± 0
Neoalbionella sp. A F 12.7 1.1 ± 0.5
Thecostraca
Anelasma squalicola A S, E, F, Mo 13.6 2.4 ± 0
Annelida
Piscicolidae gen sp. A S 0.8 1.0 ± 0

A = adult, E = eyes, F = fins, G = Gills, I = intestine, L = Larval stage, Me = mesenteries, Mo = Mouth, SV = Spiral valve, S = Skin.

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