SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.23 issue1Maternal and perinatal health position in the State of S. Paulo, BrazilThe implementation of epidemiological surveillance actions at regional level author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista de Saúde Pública

Print version ISSN 0034-8910

Abstract

TELES, Horacio Manuel Santana  and  MARQUES, Cristiano Correa de Azevedo. Aestivation in Biomphalaria tenagophila (Pulmonata, Planorbidae). Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1989, vol.23, n.1, pp. 76-78. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101989000100010.

This study reports the finding of Biomphalaria tenagophila naturally aestived in two municipalities of the State of S.Paulo (Brazil): Ubatuba and Conchas. This ethological characteristic was discovered in 15 specimens collected in Ubatuba, and in 6 specimens collected in Conchas. The snails aestived showed vitality after bling placed in water.

Keywords : Biomphalaria tenagophila; Estivation; Schistosomiasis mansoni [prevention and control]; Ecology, vectors.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese