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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.14 no.4 Curitiba Dec. 1997 

Redescription of Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) costaricensis Morera & Céspedes (nematoda, metastrongyloidea) from a brazilian strain



Silvana C. ThiengoI; Joaquim Julio VicenteII; Roberto Magalháes PintoII

IDepartamento de Malacologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Avenida Brasil 4365, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
IILaboratorio de Helmintos Parásitos de Vertebrados, Departamento de Helmintología, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Avenida Brasil 4365, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. CNPq fellow




Morphometric data on larval and adult specimens of Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) costaricensis Morera & Céspedes, 1971 recovered from Swiss albino mice experimentally infected is presented. Infective larvae were obtained from parasitized veronicellid Sarasinula margínala (Semper, 1885) maintained in the laboratory. This is the first complete morphometric study regarding specimens of a Brazilian strain of A. (P.) costaricensis.

Key words: Nematoda, Angiostrongylus (P.) costaricensis, Mollusca, Sarasinula margínala, taxonomy, morphology, Brazil



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Recebido em 16.I.1997; aceito em 02.X.1997.

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