Ectoparasites from river otters in Pennsylvania.

T. L. Serfass, L. M. Rymon, Robert P. Brooks

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Abstract

Twenty-three livetrapped and two trapper-caught river otters (Lutra canadensis) from northeastern Pennsylvania (USA) were examined for ectoparasites immediately after their captures during 1981 to 1985. Ectoparasites were collected from both trapper-caught otters, but from only one livetrapped otter. One species of tick (Ixodes cookei) and one flea (Oropsylla arctomys) were collected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-140
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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