New host report for nematodes in a stranded short-snouted spinner dolphin Stenella clymene (Cetacea: Delphinidae) from the Mexican Caribbean coast

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One short-snouted spinner dolphin Stenella clymene individual stranded on the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico, was examined for stomach and lung nematodes. During necropsy, a large number of nematodes of the species Skrjabinalius guevarai were found in the airways. Additionally, some larval Anisakis sp. were found in the stomach. Both nematode species are reported for the first time from this host. The present is the first helminthological study of the short-snouted spinner dolphin in Mexico and adjacent waters of the Caribbean Sea. S. guevarai is reported for the first time from the western Atlantic Ocean.

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