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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Amapá - Nota Técnica/Nota Científica (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2019
Type of Material: Nota Técnica/Nota Científica (ALICE)
Authors: NEVES, L. R.
Additional Information: LIGIA RIGOR NEVES, UNIFAP. PPG em Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia da Amazônia Legal; MARCOS TAVARES DIAS, CPAF-AP.
Title: Low levels of crustacean parasite infestation in fish species from the Matapi River in the state of Amapá, Brazil.
Publisher: Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, v. 28, n. 3, p. 493-498, July/Sep. 2019.
Language: en
Notes: Short Communication.
Keywords: Infestation
Description: This first study investigated the crustacean parasite fauna in 66 species of fish from the Matapi River basin, state of Amapá (Brazil). Fish were collected every two months between March 2012 and August 2013, encompassing dry and rainy seasons. Among the 66 species examined (corresponding to 722 fish specimens) only 11 species were parasitized. The infestation prevalence was 2.2%, and a total of 48 specimens of parasites were distributed between three different parasite groups. These included Argulus elongatus, Dolops reperta and Argulus multicolor (Branchiura), Ergasilus xinguensis and Gamidactylus sp. (Copepoda), and Isopoda (Braga patagonica), but branchiuran species were predominant. This was the first report of these parasite species for Leporinus fasciatus, Astyanax bimaculatus, Curimata incompta, Pygocentrus nattereri, Crenicichla cincta, Crenicichla johanna, Geophagus camopiensis, Pterophyllum scalare, Plagioscion squamosissimus, Hypostomus plecostomus and Propimelodus eigenmanni. Lastly, this study expands the range of occurrence of these six parasite species to the Matapi River basin in eastern Amazon.
Thesagro: Peixe de Água Doce
Parasito de Animal
NAL Thesaurus: Amazonia
Freshwater fish
Data Created: 2019-09-17
Appears in Collections:Nota Técnica/Nota científica (CPAF-AP)

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