Life history of the reindeer sinus worm, Linguatula arctica (Pentastomida), a prevalent parasite in reindeer calves

  • Rolf Egil Haugerud Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research (NOR)<br>c/o University of Tromsø
  • Arne C. Nilssen Department of Zoology, Tromsø Museum, University of Tromsø N-9000 Tromsø, Norway
Keywords: reindeer, reindeer sinus worm, Linguatula arctica, Pentastomida, reindeer parasite, calve parasite

Abstract

Three hypotheses of life cycle have been tested. A direct transmission to reindeer hosts with monoxenous development is the most probable. Abundant parasites are generally thought to have much impact on host populations. When assessing potential damage in reindeer calves, it is essential to look at the total parasitic effect on infracommunity level.

Author Biography

Rolf Egil Haugerud, Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research (NOR)<br>c/o University of Tromsø
Secretary-general for Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research (NOR)
Published
1990-09-01
How to Cite
HaugerudR. E., & NilssenA. C. (1990). Life history of the reindeer sinus worm, Linguatula arctica (Pentastomida), a prevalent parasite in reindeer calves. Rangifer, 10(3), 333-334. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.10.3.875
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