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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.

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.

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