WERNECK, Max Rondon, Baldassin, P., Torres, F., Trazi, A., Berguer, B .The Hawksbill Sea Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata Linnaeus 1758 (Testudines, Cheloniidae) as new host of Hapalotrema postorchis Rao, 1976 (Digenea: Spirorchiidae).Comparative Parasitology. 2013.
This note describes the first occurrence of Hapalotrema postorchis Rao, 1976 in the heart of Hawksbill sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata Linnaeus, 1758, from Espírito Santo State, Brazil. This parasite has previously been reported only in Chelonia mydas from India, Australia, the United States, Costa Rica, and Taiwan. The note constitutes the first documented occurrence of this parasite in sea turtles from the western South Atlantic Ocean.