The stomach contents of a Japanese specimen revealed parasitic nematodes. Specifically, Anisakis individuals were extracted. These roundworms are known to parasitize cetaceans.
Ecosystem Impact: creates habitat
- Ritter, J. 2005. "Anisakis simplex" (On-line). Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 14, 2005 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Anisakis_simplex.html.
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