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Table 1 Parasites and Enterobacteriaceae detected in 30 Caretta caretta recovered along the western and eastern coasts of southern Italy

From: Gastrointestinal investigation of parasites and Enterobacteriaceae in loggerhead sea turtles from Italian coasts

Turtle ID Faecal samples Cloacal swabs
Parasites EPG/OPGa Bacteriab
WEST 01 Trematodes Citrobacter spp.
Angiodyctium spp. 8
Coccidia
Eimeria carettae 48
WEST 02 Negative Negative
WEST 03 Negative Proteus spp.
WEST 04 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii
WEST 05 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii
WEST 06 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii
WEST 07 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii; Proteus spp.
WEST 08 Negative Enterobacter spp.; Escherichia coli
WEST 09 Trematodes Citrobacter spp.; Proteus spp.
Cymatocarpus spp. 35
WEST 10 Negative Negative
WEST 11 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii
WEST 12 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii
WEST 13 Coccidia Citrobacter spp.; Enterobacter spp.
Eimeria carettae 50
WEST 14 Negative Negative
WEST 15 Trematodes Citrobacter spp.; Escherichia coli
Enodiotrema spp. 64
WEST 16 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Enterobacter spp.; Morganella morganii; Proteus spp.; Providencia rettgeri
WEST 17 Coccidia c
Eimeria carettae 70
WEST 18 Trematodes c
Angiodyctium spp. 48
WEST 19 Negative c
WEST 20 Trematodes c
Enodiotrema spp. 14
EAST 01 Negative Negative
EAST 02 Trematodes Hafnia alvei; Morganella morganii; Providencia rettgeri
Rhytidodes spp. 140
EAST 03 Negative Citrobacter spp.
EAST 04 Negative Negative
EAST 05 Trematodes Citrobacter spp.
Rhytidodes spp. 24
EAST 06 Negative Citrobacter spp.; Morganella morganii
EAST 07 Trematodes Morganella morganii
Pachypsolus spp. 180
EAST 08 Trematodes c
Enodiotrema spp. 80
Rhytidodes spp. 112
EAST 09 Negative c
EAST 10 Negative c
  1. a EPG/OPG, eggs/oocysts per gram of faeces
  2. b Bacterial species were confirmed when the API identification matched at least ‘very good ID’ (%id> 99.0 and T > 0.5)
  3. c Sample excluded from analysis due to suspected contamination