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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 90, No. 6, 1995, pp. 711-714
Bioline Code: oc95145
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 90, No. 6, 1995, pp. 711-714

 en Natural Hosts of Notocotylus breviserialis (Digenea, Notocotylidae) Parasite of Brazilian Waterfowl
Luis Claudio Muniz-Pereira & Suzana B Amato


Notocotylus breviserialis has been collected from Anas
bahamenis L. and Amazonetta brasiliensis (Gmelin), in Marica,
State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the first time that
this digenean is collected as adult in its natural hosts, and
this is its first record for the Neotropical region. The
prevalence of N. breviserialis was 5.56% and 18.18% in A.
bahamensis and in A. brasiliensis, respectively. New
morphological data about the location of the vitelline glands
and previtellinic space measurements are presented.

Notocotylus breviserialis - Notocotylus - Digenea - Anatidae - Anas - Amazonetta - natural host - Neotropical region - Brazil

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