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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 1, 2002, pp. 51-52
Bioline Code: oc02008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2002, pp. 51-52

 en Ecological Data of Travassosnema travassosi travassosi (Dracunculoidea: Guyanemidae) from the Humour of the Eyes of Acestrorhynchus lacustris from Tibagi River, Paraná, Brazil
Ângela Teresa Silva-Souza & Aurélia Saraiva


Data obtained between 1990 and 1995 provide, for the first time, ecological information of the parasitic nematode Travassosnema travassosi travassosi check for this species in other resources Costa, Moreira & Oliveira, 1991 from Acestrorhynchus lacustris check for this species in other resources (Characiformes: Acestrorhynchidae) collected in the Tibagi River, Sertanópolis, Paraná, Brazil. These nematode occurred with low prevalences (7.7% to 28.6%) and intensities (1 to 3) during almost the whole year. The observation of mature females throughout the year indicate that liberation of larvae can occur during all the year around. This is the first report on the occurrence of T. travassosi travassosi inside the eyes. These nematodes were mostly located in humour of the eyes (87% of cases), being less frequently detected in tissues behind the eyes (13% of cases).

Travassosnema travassosi travassosi, Nematoda, parasites, Acestrorhynchus lacustris, Tibagi River, Paraná, Brazil

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