SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.58 número4Sperm characteristics of bucks under heat stress in climatic chamberEnterobacteria associated to adults of Musca domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae) and Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1754) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) at the Zoo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

versión impresa ISSN 0102-0935

Resumen

WERNECK, M.R.; BECKER, J.H.; GALLO, B.G.  y  SILVA, R.J.. Learedius learedi Price 1934 (Digenea, Spirorchiidae) in Chelonia mydas Linnaeus 1758 (Testudines, Chelonidae) in Brazil: case report. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.4, pp. 550-555. ISSN 0102-0935.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352006000400016.

This study reports the occurrence of Learedius learedi Price 1934 (Digenea, Spirorchiidae) in Chelonia mydas Linnaeus 1758 (Testudines, Chelonidae) in Brazil. Eleven animals were included in this study, 54.6 % of them were parasitized. Two hundred and fifty five parasite specimens were recovered from heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, mesenterium, and body wash. Results contribute to the knowledge about the helminthofauna of marine chelonian and their geographical distribution. This is the first report of L. learedi in the Southwestern Atlantic.

Palabras llave : Learedius learedi; Spirorchiidae; Chelonia mydas; Chelonidae; new host.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Inglés     · pdf en Inglés