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Revista chilena de historia natural

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GEORGE-NASCIMENTO, MARIO  and  URRUTIA, XIMENA. Pseudoterranova cattani sp. nov. (Ascaridoidea: Anisakidae), a parasite of the South American sea lion Otaria byronia De Blainville from Chile. Rev. chil. hist. nat. [online]. 2000, vol.73, n.1, pp.93-98. ISSN 0716-078X.

The parasitic nematode Pseudoterranova cattani sp. nov. is described from the stomach of the South American sea lion Otaria byronia De Blainville, sampled along the coastline off central-south Chile, between 1980 and 1997. The adult and larvae of this species have been previously reported in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean as Phocanema decipiens Myers. Major differences with species from the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific are based on the body size, number, distance and size of caudal pillae

Keywords : Ascaridoidea; Anisakidae; new species; Pseudoterranova; Otaria byronia; South American sea lion; Chile.

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