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21 April 2022 Visual Assessment of Contusion-Like Lesions Caused by Live Sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) Attachment in an Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)
Heysen H. N. Ho, Brian C. W. Kot, Henry C. L. Tsui, Tabris Y. T. Chung
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Abstract

We observed contusion-like lesions caused by live sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) attachment in an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis). Our report assists in differentiating epidermal lesions for visual health assessment in this vulnerable species and other cetaceans, and this adds new host and epibiont records for E. naucrates and S. chinensis, respectively.

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Heysen H. N. Ho, Brian C. W. Kot, Henry C. L. Tsui, and Tabris Y. T. Chung "Visual Assessment of Contusion-Like Lesions Caused by Live Sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) Attachment in an Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 58(2), 445-449, (21 April 2022). https://doi.org/10.7589/JWD-D-21-00108
Received: 25 June 2021; Accepted: 30 August 2021; Published: 21 April 2022
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