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Biodiversity of helminth parasites of the Siluriformes dominant species from the Aguapeí River, RPPN Foz do Rio Aguapeí, municipality of Castilho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 15/22382-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 20, 2016
Effective date (End): October 19, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Helminthology of Parasites
Principal Investigator:Reinaldo José da Silva
Grantee:Aline Angelina Acosta
Supervisor: Tomas Scholz
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Research place: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Czech Republic  
Associated to the scholarship:12/22895-7 - Helminth biodiversity of dominant fish species from Aguapeí River, RPPN Foz do Aguapeí, São Paulo State, Brazil, BP.DR


Biodiversity in freshwaters has been widely studied and it is evident that parasites form a fundamental part of this diversity. Fishes of the order Siluriformes, known as catfishes, have a worldwide distribution with more 2,800 species. Approximately 1,700 species, i.e. more than 60%, are found in America, mainly in the Neotropical region. More than 350 species of 31 genera of gill monogeneans of the family Dactylogyridae have been reported from catfishes and about 75 species in 14 genera are known from the Neotropical region. During parasitological examination of eight species of catfishes from the Aguapeí River, "RPPN Foz do Rio Aguapeí", São Paulo State, a number of dactylogyrid monogeneans were found on the gills of these hosts. A preliminary taxonomic evaluation of these monogeneans has shown that they may belong to several new species. Thus, the aim of the current project is to characterize the helminth fauna of eight dominant siluriform fishes from the Aguapeí River using methods of phylogenetic systematics and molecular taxonomy, including description of putative new species of dactylogyrid monogeneans. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
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ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; GONZALEZ-SOLIS, DAVID; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. Spinitectus aguapeiensis n. sp (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae) from Pimelodella avanhandavae Eigenmann (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) in the River Aguapei, Upper Parana River Basin, Brazil. Systematic Parasitology, v. 94, n. 6, p. 649-656, . (15/22382-8, 12/22895-7)
ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; FRANCESCHINI, LIDIANE; ZAGO, ALINE CRISTINA; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. Six new species of Heteropriapulus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from South American fishes with an amended diagnosis to the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4290, n. 3, p. 459-482, . (15/22382-8, 12/22895-7, 12/07850-7, 11/23588-8)
ACOSTA, ALINE A.; SMIT, NICO J.; DA SILVA, REINALDO J.. Diversity of helminth parasites of eight siluriform fishes from the Aguapei River, upper Parana basin, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY-PARASITES AND WILDLIFE, v. 11, p. 120-128, . (15/22382-8, 12/22895-7)
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, . (12/22895-7, 13/25786-7, 15/22382-8, 11/22603-3, 14/14298-4)
ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; BLASCO-COSTA, ISABEL; ALVES, PHILIPPE VIEIRA; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. A new genus and two new species of dactylogyrid monogeneans from gills of Neotropical catfishes (Siluriformes: Doradidae and Loricariidae). Parasitology International, v. 67, n. 1, p. 4-12, . (15/22382-8, 12/22895-7)

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