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xxxAkira Shiozaki, Masao Amano, Mercedes Fernández, Natalia Fraija-Fernández. 2019.  Revision of the taxonomic status of Synthesium elongatum (Ozaki, 1935) (Brachycladiidae), an intestinal digenean of narrow-ridged finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis). Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 81:601-607.


xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Ana Hernández-Hortelano, Ana E Ahuir-Baraja, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Javier Aznar. 2018. Taxonomic status and epidemiology of the mesoparasitic copepod Pennella balaenoptera in cetaceans from the western Mediterranean. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 128:249-258.

xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Alfonso A. Ramos-Esplá, María Ángeles Raduán, Carmen Blanco, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Javier Aznar. 2018. Consumption of pelagic tunicates by cetacean calves in the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science, 19:383-387.

xxxOhiana Revuelta, Francesc Domènech, Natalia Fraija-Fernández, Patricia Gozalbes, Olga Novillo, Jaime Penadés-Suay, Jesús Tomás. 2018. Interaction between bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and artisanal fisheries in the Valencia Region (Spanish Mediterranean Sea). Ocean & Coastal Management, 165:117-125.

xxxSusana Cabrera-Gil, Carlos Cervera-Estevan, Natalia Fraija-Fernández, Abbhay Deshmukh, Francisco Javier Aznar, Mercedes Fernández. 2018. Anisakis infections in lantern fish (Myctophidae) from the Arabian Sea: first evidence on a mesopelagic life cycle for Anisakis brevispiculata. Part I: Oceanography Research Papers. Media coverage


xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Mercedes Fernández, Patricia Gozalbes, Ohiana Revuelta, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Javier Aznar. 2017. Living on a harsh habitat: epidemiology of the whale louse Syncyamus aequus in striped dolphins from the western Mediterranean. Journal of Zoology, 300:199-206. Media coverage

xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Mercedes Fernández, Kristina Lehnert, Juan Antonio Raga, Ursula Siebert, Francisco Javier Aznar. 2017. Long-distance travellers: Phylogeography of a generalist parasite, Pholeter gastrophilus, from cetaceans. PLoS ONE, 12:e0170184.

xxxIraj Mobedi, Mahdi Fakhar, Malik Irshadullah, Bahman Rahimi-Esboei, Shirzad Gholami, Natalia Fraija-Fernández. 2017. New record of Brachylaima sp. (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) from a stray dog in north Iran. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 12: 606-613.

xxxNatalia Fraija Fernández. 2016. Digeneans of cetaceans: diversity, evolutionary history and host specificity. Phd thesis, University of Valencia, pp. 283.

xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Mercedes Fernández, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Javier Aznar. 2016. Helminth diversity of cetaceans: an update. In: Advances in Marine Biology, volume 1, Adam Kovács and Patrik Nagy, editors. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 29-100.

xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Francisco Javier Aznar, Antonio Fernández, Juan Antonio Raga, Mercedes Fernández. 2016. Evolutionary relationships between digeneans of the family Brachycladiidae Odhner, 1905 and their marine mammal hosts: a cophylogenetic study. Parasitology International, 65:209-217.


xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Mercedes Fernández, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Javier Aznar. 2015. Life-history trade-offs in a generalist digenean from cetaceans: the role of host specificity and environmental factors. Parasites and Vectors, 8:659.

xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Peter Olson, Enrique Crespo, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Javier Aznar, Mercedes Fernández. 2015. Independent host switching events by digenean parasites of cetaceans inferred from ribosomal DNA. International Journal for Parasitology, 45:167-173.

xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Jose Luis Crespo-Picazo, Francesc Domènech, Raúl Miguez-Lozano, Jose Francisco Palacios-Abella, Abril Rodríguez-González, Mar Villar-Torres, Patricia Gozalbes P. 2015. First stranding event of a common minke whale calf, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépedè, 1804, reported in Spanish Mediterranean waters. Mammal Study, 40:95-100. PRESS

xxxPaula Mateu, Valentina Nardi, Natalia Fraija-Fernández, Simonetta Mattiucci, Luis Gil de Sola, Juan Antonio Raga, Mercedes Fernández, Francisco Javier. 2015. The role of lantern fish (Myctophidae) in the life-cycle of cetacean parasites from western Mediterranean waters. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanography Research Papers, 95:115-121.

xxxAna E Ahuir-Baraja, Natalia Fraija-Fernández, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco E . 2015. Molecular and morphological differentiation of two similar species of Accacoeliidae (Digenea): Accacladocoelium macrocotyle and A. nigroflavum from sunfish Mola mola. Journal of Parasitology, 101:231-235.


xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Francisco Javier Aznar, Juan Antonio Raga, David Gibson, Mercedes Fernández. 2014. A new brachycladiid species (Digenea) from Gervais’ beaked whale Mesoplodon europaeus in north-western Atlantic waters. Acta Parasitologica, 59:510-517.


xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Lilian Flórez-González, Aminta Jáuregui. 2009 Cetacean occurrence in the Santa Marta region, Colombian Caribbean, February-May 2007. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 7:69-73.


xxxNatalia Fraija-Fernández, Gonzalo Fajardo. 2006. Caracterización de la fauna del Orden Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) en cinco diferentes localidades de los llanos Orientales Colombianos. Acta Biológica Colombiana, 11:55-68.