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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751997000400008 

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

 

 


ABSTRACT

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.