Is Anisakis simplex s.l. a biological marker for stock identification of Strangomera bentincki from Chile?
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2013
© 2013 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Journal of Fish Biology
Volume 83, Issue 2, pages 412–416, August 2013
How to Cite
Oliva, M. E. (2013), Is Anisakis simplex s.l. a biological marker for stock identification of Strangomera bentincki from Chile?. Journal of Fish Biology, 83: 412–416. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12176
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 21 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 30 MAR 2013
- common sardine;
- south-east Pacific Ocean
The absence of the larval Anisakis simplex s. l. in samples from central Chile but heavy infections in fish from southern localities suggest the existence of two stocks of Strangomera bentincki, one closely associated with the central coast of Chile (landing port San Antonio and Talcahuano, c. 33° 30′ S–36° 40′ S) and the other associated with southern Chile (landing port Puerto Montt, c. 41° 30′ S). Results confirm the usefulness of metazoan parasites, like A. simplex s. l. as biological markers.