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Austrodiplostomum compactum metacercariae (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in Schizodon intermedius (Characiformes: Anostomidae) from Jurumirim reservoir, Brazil

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Ramos, Igor Paiva [1, 2] ; Franceschini, Lidiane [3] ; Zago, Aline Cristina [3] ; Penha Zica, Erica de Oliveira [3] ; Wunderlich, Alison Carlos [3] ; de Lima, Felipe Pontieri [3] ; da Silva, Reinaldo Jose [3]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Fac Engn Ilha Solteira, Dept Biol & Zootecnia, Campus Ilha Solteira, BR-15385000 Ilha Solteira, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Lab Biol & Ecol Peixes, Dept Morfol, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Lab Parasitol Anim Silvestres, Dept Parasitol, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária; v. 25, n. 2, p. 240-243, APR-JUN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This study reports the occurrence of Austrodiplostomum compactum metacercariae in the freshwater fish Schizodon intermedius (ximbore/piava) from a Neotropical reservoir in the Paranapanema River, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. From a total of 75 fish collected, we found 38 infected with A. compactum metacercariae (prevalence = 50.67%) in the eyes. The mean intensity of infection and mean abundance were 9.05 +/- 4.26 (1-155) and 4.59 +/- 2.20 (0-155), respectively. Poulin's Discrepancy Index was 0.87 and four specimens presented more than 10 metacercariae in their eyes. No correlation was observed between parasite abundance and standard length, total weight and condition factor (p>0.05). These metacercariae are reported for the first time in S. intermedius. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/19543-6 - Environmental integrity of the Jurumirim Reservoir (Upper Paranapanema River) based on the fish fauna, parasite supracommunity, feeding and migratory behavior of fishes
Grantee:Edmir Daniel Carvalho
Support type: Regular Research Grants