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Table 2 Infection statistics for the ectoparasites and epizoics recovered from one lateral flank and the fluke of each common minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, (n = 185) landed in Icelandic waters during the period April to September 2003-2007

From: Epibiotic macrofauna on common minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, in Icelandic waters

     Regression of body length against ln(intensity) Chi test prevalence on females vs. males (df = 1) Chi test prevalence in April-July vs. Aug-Sep (df = 1)
  Habitat† P (%) M.I r p χ 2 p χ 2 P
Phylum Arthropoda          
Fam. Caligidae          
Caligus elongatus all 11.9 95.5 0.23 0.32 1.45 0.23 28.88 <0.001
Fam. Pennellidae          
Pennella balaenopterae B, C, D 10.3 1.6 - -     
Fam. Cyamidae          
Cyamus balaenopterae all 6.5 37.0 0.19 0.59 5.08 0.02 13.69 <0.001
Fam. Lepadidae          
Conchoderma virgatum B, C (*) 0.5 4.0 - -     
Conchoderma auritum A (baleen plate) 0.5 1.0 - -     
Fam. Coronulidae          
Xenobalanus globicipitis D 1.6 5.3 - -     
Phylum Chordata          
Fam. Petromyzontidae          
Petromyzon marinus attached B, C 2.7 1.0 - -     
P. marinus fresh scars B, C 10.6 na       
P. marinus old scars A, B, C 45.2 na       
Class Monogenea          
Fam. Udonellidae          
Udonella caligorum** all 6.6 na       
  1. Abbreviations: M.I., mean intensity; p, probability; P, prevalence; r, regression coefficient; χ 2, chi-squared; na, not available.
  2. †For a description of the “Habitat” regions see Figure 1; * Attached to P. balaenopterae; ** Infection statistics on C. elongatus based on the microscopic evaluation of a sub-sample of 332 C. elongatus.