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Occurrence of Braga cigarra (Cymothoidae) parasitizing Galeocharax knerii (Characidae) from affluents of Jurumirim reservoir, Brazil

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Author(s):
Heleno Brandao ; Gislayne de Melo Toledo ; Alison Carlos Wunderlich ; Igor Paiva Ramos ; Edmir Daniel Carvalho ; Reinaldo Jose da Silva
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária; v. 22, n. 2, p. 292-296, Jun. 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The occurrence of the cymothoidae Braga cigarra is reported parasitizing the oral cavity of freshwater fish Galeocharax knerii from Veados, Paranapanema and Taquari Rivers, affluent of the Jurumirim Reservoir, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil is reported. The isopod species were identified based on the multilaminar pleopods, narrow pleon and short pleotelson in females. The overall prevalences of isopods were 31.7%, 7.7% and 5.7%, respectively, in the Paranapanema, Veados and Taquari Rivers. This note contributes to the knowledge of the geographical distribution and fauna of parasite crustaceans known to date in these important ecosystems. (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