Anisakis spp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) case in the small spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula (Linneaus, 1758)) caught from the sea of Marmar (Turkey)

Hatice Torcu Koç, Zeliha Erdoğan


One specimen of the small spotted dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula (L.) was caught with a liver having encapsulated cysts including Anisakis spp. larvae.  Tumors occurred on the surface of the liver of this fish species, mostly.  After dissection, a total of five nematod larvae were found on surface of liver to be encapsulated.  In the macroscopic examination, liver was seen to pale and its surface was haemorhagic due to cysts including larvae.  The larvae were morphologically identified as Anisakis spp. and the importance of such cases in small spotted dogfish in base of public health was here pointed out

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Small spotted dogfish; Anisakis sp.; the encapsulated liver

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