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Parasite community structure of two species of native fish from RPPN Foz do Rio Aguapeí, Upper Rio Paraná

Grant number: 13/25786-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal researcher:Luciano Alves dos Anjos
Grantee:Priscilla de Oliveira Fadel Yamada
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil


The Neotropical region is known by its high diversity of freshwater fish, with approximately 6,025 species. From this total, 31% are distributed in Brazilian rivers reflecting the great diversity of the available aquatic ecosystems. The floodplain system contributes for this megadiversity due to its environmental complexity. The National Park "Foz do Rio Aguapeí" (RPPN - Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Nacional) is one of this aquatic ecosystems composed of an ichthyofauna with more than 310 species. Among these species, it is highlighted two autochthonous species Auchenipterus osteomystax (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) and Parauchenipterus galeatus (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) that show biological and ecological similarities. This project aims to survey the parasitic fauna of theses hosts verifying the influence of the flood pulse imposed by the environment upon the structure and composition of these parasites. Afterwards, the findings will be compared with previous studies carried out for the same hosts from the Upper Paraná River floodplain. Thus, the results will contribute for understanding the spatial and temporal patterns of the dynamic of the host-parasite relation in Neotropical fish and the mitigating measures for the "RPPN Foz do Rio Aguapeí" through the close link of the parasites of the two autochthonous fish species. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
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YAMADA, FABIO H.; ACOSTA, ALINE A.; DE YAMADA, PRISCILLA O. F.; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; DA SILVA, REINALDO J. A new species of Aphanoblastella Kritsky, Mendoza-Franco and Scholz, 2000 (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) parasitic on heptapterid catfish (Siluriformes) in the Neotropical region. ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, v. 63, n. 4, p. 772-780, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
YAMADA, PRISCILLA DE O. F.; YAMADA, FABIO H.; DA SILVA, REINALDO J.; DOS ANJOS, LUCIANO A. A New Species of Cosmetocleithrum (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae), a Gill Parasite of Trachelyopterus galeatus (Siluriformes, Auchenipteridae) from Brazil, with Notes on the Morphology of Cosmetocleithrum striatuli. COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, v. 84, n. 2, p. 119-123, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
FÁBIO H. YAMADA; MARCELA F. BONGIOVANI; PRISCILLA O.F. YAMADA; REINALDO J. DA SILVA. Parasite infracommunities of Leporinus friderici: A comparison of three tributaries of the Jurumirim Reservoir in southeastern Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 89, n. 2, p. -, Jun. 2017.
FADEL YAMADA, PRISCILLA DE OLIVEIRA; YAMADA, FABIO HIDEKI; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE; DOS ANJOS, LUCIANO ALVES. Ecological implications of floods on the parasite communities of two freshwater catfishes in a Neotropical floodplain. ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, v. 62, n. 2, p. 312-318, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
YAMADA, FABIO H.; BONGIOVANI, MARCELA F.; YAMADA, PRISCILLA O. F.; DA SILVA, REINALDO J. Parasite infracommunities of Leporinus friderici: A comparison of three tributaries of the Jurumirim Reservoir in southeastern Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 89, n. 2, p. 953-963, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
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YAMADA, Priscilla de Oliveira Fadel. Estrutura da comunidade parasitária de duas espécies de peixes autóctones da RPPN Foz do rio Aguapeí, Alto rio Paraná. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências (Campus de Botucatu)..

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