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On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.88 no.3 Rio de Janeiro July/Sept. 1993 

On the diversity of mollusc intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera & Cespedes, 1971 in southern Brazil

Carlos Graeff Teixeira1  , Silvana C. Thiengo2  , José Willibaldo Thome1  , Aline Bueno Medeiros3  , Lea Camillo-Coura4  , Aventino A. Agostini3 

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Porto Alegre, Brasil

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Malacologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Unversidade de Passo Fundo, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Passo Fundo, Brasil

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Veronicellid slugs are considered the most important intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus costaricensis, an intra-arterial nematode of rodents. Studies undertaken in three localities in southern Brazil led to identification of molluscs other than veronicellid slugs as hosts of A. costaricensis: Limax maximus, Limax flavus and Bradybaena similaris. These data indicate a low host specificity of larval stages of A. costaricensis, as it has been reported to other congeneric species.


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