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Table 3 Prevalence and mean parasitic burden of parasites detected from 30 faecal samples of Caretta caretta

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

Parasite species Positive animals (n.) Prevalence (95% CI)a Mean EPG/OPGb (±SE)c
Coccidia
Eimeria carettae 3 10% (3.5–25.6%) 56 (±7.0)
Trematodes
Enodiotrema spp. 3 10% (3.5–25.6%) 52.7 (±19.9)
Rhytidodes spp. 3 10% (3.5–25.6%) 92 (±34.9)
Angiodyctium spp. 2 6.7% (1.9–21.3%) 28 (±20.0)
Cymatocarpus spp. 1 3.3% (0.6–16.7%) 35
Pachypsolus spp. 1 3.3% (0.6–16.7%) 180
  1. a 95% CI, 95% Confidence interval
  2. b EPG/OPG, eggs/oocysts per gram of faeces
  3. c Standard Error