2004 Volume 57 Issue 12 Pages 805-808
We observed helminth fauna in fish purchased at a supermarket in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, between Jai uary and April, 2004. Seven fish species were examined: Arctoscopus japonicus, Colobabis saira, Sardinol melanostica, Engraulis japonica, Theragra chalcogramma, Scomber japonica, and Todarodes pacificus. Anisak larvae were detected in 5 species: 100% of S. japonicus, 89% of T. chalcogramma, 45% of T. pacificus, 35% of A. japonica, and 2% of E. panonica. No Anisakis larvae were detected in C. saira and S. melanosticta. Most la: vae obtained from these fishes were Anisakis type I and type II. Pseudoterranova types A and B were detec ed in a small number. Nybelinia sp., Tentacularia sp., Rhadinorhynchus sp., and Parahemiurus sardiniae were found in E. japonicus and S. melanosticta.