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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Abstract

PAVANELLI, Gilberto C; MACHADO, Marion H; TAKEMOTO, Ricardo M  and  DOS SANTOS, Leonilda C. A New species of proteocephalidean cestode, Monticellia belavistensis, sp.n., parasite of Pterodoras granulosus (Valenciennes) (Pisces, Doradidae) from Itaipu reservoir and Paraná river, Paraná, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 1994, vol.11, n.4, pp. 587-595. ISSN 0101-8175.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751994000400001.

In the present paper the authors describe and illustrate a new species of proteocephalidean cestode, Monticellia belavistensis, sp.n., parasite of a freshwater siluriform fish (thorny catfish). Pterodoras granulosus (Valenciennes, 1833), from the Itaipu Reservoir and Paraná River, in the region of Porto Rico. This is the first reference of a proteocephalid in this host. The values of prevalence and mean intensity of infection are given and the life cycle is discussed.

Keywords : Proteocephalidea; Monticellia belavistensis; new species; Pterodoras granulosus; Paraná River; Ecology; fish.

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