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Distribution of Parmarion cf. martensi (Pulmonata: Helicarionidae), a New Semi-Slug Pest on Hawai‘i Island, and Its Potential as a Vector for Human Angiostrongyliasis.

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Title: Distribution of Parmarion cf. martensi (Pulmonata: Helicarionidae), a New Semi-Slug Pest on Hawai‘i Island, and Its Potential as a Vector for Human Angiostrongyliasis.
Authors: Hollingsworth, Robert G.
Kaneta, Rachel
Sullivan, James J.
Bishop, Henry S.
Qvarnstrom, Yvonne
show 2 moreDa Silva, Alexandre J.
Robinson, David G.

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LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Oct 2007
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Hollingsworth RG, Kaneta R, Sullivan JJ, Bishop HS, Qvarnstrom Y, Da Silva AJ, Robinson DG. Distribution of Parmarion cf. martensi (Pulmonata: Helicarionidae), a New Semi-Slug Pest on Hawai‘i Island, and Its Potential as a Vector for Human Angiostrongyliasis. Pac Sci 61(4): 457-468.
Series/Report no.: vol. 61, no. 4
Abstract: The semi-slug Parmarion cf. martensi Simroth, 1893, was first discovered on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, in 1996 and then on the island of Hawai‘i in 2004. This species, which is probably native to Southeast Asia, is abundant in eastern Hawai‘ i Island, reportedly displacing the Cuban slug, Veronicella cubensis (Pfeiffer, 1840), in some areas. A survey in July–August 2005 found P. cf. martensi primarily in the lower Puna area of Hawai‘i Island, with an isolated population in Kailua-Kona (western Hawai‘i Island). It is now established in commercial papaya plantations, and survey participants reported it as a pest of lettuce and papaya in home gardens. Survey respondents considered P. cf. martensi a pest also because of its tendency to climb on structures where it deposits its feces and because of its potential to transmit disease. Individuals of this species were found to carry large numbers of infective third-stage larvae of the nematode
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 13 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22629
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 61, Number 4, 2007



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