Lobomycosis-like disease in common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus from Belize and Mexico: bridging the gap between the Americas.
- Eric A Ramos,
- Delma N Castelblanco-Martínez,
- Jazmin Garcia,
- Jorge Rojas Arias,
- James R Foley,
- Katherina Audley,
- Koen Van Waerebeek,
- Marie-Françoise Van Bressem
Dis Aquat Organ 2018 Mar;128(1):1-12
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York 10016, USA.
Lobomycosis and lobomycosis-like diseases (LLD) (also: paracoccidioidomycosis) are chronic cutaneous infections that affect Delphinidae in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. In the Americas, these diseases have been relatively well-described, but gaps still exist in our understanding of their distribution across the continent. Here we report on LLD affecting inshore bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus from the Caribbean waters of Belize and from the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean off the southwestern coast of Mexico. Read More