The Tietê River is one of the main rivers of São Paulo State, as it has its source in the town of Salesópolis and cuts across the State, including the metropolitan region. Thus this river represents a major physical and economic potential for the development of cities and the entire State, since in its route supplies numerous provincial cities and the capital, with its waters used for domestic and industrial use, transportation, recreation, irrigation, and power generation. Highlighting the last topic, in general its hydric potential for power generation is well used, but despite the energy production is extremely important for the entire community, the construction of hydroelectric plants cause major environmental impacts to flora and fauna from the construction site. Thus, the municipality Boracéia located in the center west of São Paulo, received in 1965 the construction of a hydroelectric plant that would supply much of the interior of São Paulo, however, almost paradoxically, the city of Itapuí, neighboring municipality of Boracéia who also possess the privilege of being bathed in the Tietê river, had much of its land flooded making this stretch of river that cuts the city extremely deep and large victim of eutrophication. The analysis of the parasitic fauna of fish species has represented a great ally in the measurement of environmental impacts, since the close parasite/host relationship requires environmental factors in harmony to occur in equilibrium. Based on this background, this study aims to examine the biodiversity of endoparasites of fish Prochilodus lineatus, collected in portions of the Tietê river that runs through the municipality of Itapuí under the influence of the dam Bariri ( Álvaro de Souza Lima ).
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