Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Lice and ticks parasitizing Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Payraudeau, 1826 (Aves, Laridae) in the Chafarinas Islands (W Mediterranean)

M. Lafuente, V. Roca, María Paz Martín-Mateo, E. Carbonell, A. Estrada


Data on lice and ticks parasitizing gulls are scarce. Here
data on 58 adult and 10 young Audouin's gulls from the Chafarinas lslands are provided. Three species of chewing lice Austromenopon transversum (prevalencelmean intensity: 20%-2), Koeniginirmus punctatus (100%-15.5). and Saemundssonia lari (10%-3.2) and one tick Ornithodoros maritimus (100%-18) were found. A. transversum, S. lari, and 0. maritimus are recorded for the first time for L. audouinii

Key words: Chewing lice, Ticks, Larus audouinii.

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