Endohelminths from the little blue heron Egretta caerulea from the Texas Gulf coast Academic Article uri icon


  • Fourteen species of endohelminths, including 1 acanthocephalan, 3 cestodes, 1 nematode, and 9 trematodes, were collected from 13 little blue herons Egretta caerulea from the area of Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. A mean of 4.3 (3-6) species of endohelminths per host was found. Five species (3 cestodes and 2 trematodes) represent new host records. Comparison of results from this study with a similar survey by Seplveda et al. (1996) from Florida, U.S.A., suggests some hypotheses concerning possible roles of composition and complexity of trophic structures of these 2 regions in establishment of their respective endohelminth communities in little blue herons.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dronen, N. O., & Chen, H. W.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Dronen, NO||Chen, HW

publication date

  • January 2002