Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
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 1518-8787. 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.