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Abstract

First data on helminths in alien mollusk Anadara kagoshimensis (Tokunaga, 1906) (Mollusca: Bivalvia) for the Sea of Azov-Black Sea basin.

Abstract

The paper analyzes the helminth infection in alien Anadara species in the nearshore zones of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Information on the presence of helminths in bivalve mollusks Anadara kagoshimensis in the Sea of Azov is presented for the first time. Sporocysts of trematodes with embryonic globules were found in the Anadara near the Arbat Arrow. We present quantitative indicators of infection with trematodes in Anadara in these waters. The Anadara appears to be the first intermediate host for the detected trematodes. The paper discusses a presumed role of Anadara spp. as a potentially common host of helminths in the Sea of Azov-Black Sea basin.