SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.16 suppl.2Two nes species of Arhysosage Brèthes from Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Argentina (Salta) (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Panurginae)New taxonomic status to the French Guianan Nectomys parvipes Petter (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.16  supl.2 Curitiba  1999 



Helminths parasites of whales in Brazil



Luís C. Muniz-Pereira1; Joaquim Julio Vicente2; Dely Noronha

Laboratório de Helmintos Parasitos de Vertebrados, Departamento de Helmintologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil




Three species of whale Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828, B. physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758 captured in the Brazilian coast were necropsied for helminths. Balaenoptera borealis and B. physalus were infected by Crassicauda crassicauda (Nematoda, Tetrameridae) and Ogmogaster antarcticus (Digenea: Notocotylidae), which are referred for the first time in Brazil. Balaenoptera borealis was also infected by Lecithodesmus goliath (Digenea, Campulidae) and Bolbosoma turbinella (Acanthocephala, Polymorphidae). Physeter catodon was infected by Anisakis physeteris (Nematoda, Anisakidae), which is a new record to this host in Brazilian waters.

Key words: Helminths, new records, whale, Brazil



Full text available only in PDF format.

Texto completo disponível apenas em PDF.



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. We thank Dr. Roberto Magalhães Pinto (Departament of Helminthology, Fiocruz) for the review of the text.



Amin, O. 1985. Classification, p.27-72. In: D.W.T. Crompton & B.B. Nickol (Eds). Biology of the Acanthocephala. London, Cambridge University Press, 519p.         [ Links ]

______ . 1987. Key to the families and subfamilies of Acanthocephala, with erection of a new class (Polyacanthocephala) and a new order (Polyacanthorhynchida). Jour. Parasitol. 73 (6): 1216-1219.         [ Links ]

Baylis, H.A. 1929. Parasitic Nematoda and Acanthocephala collected in 1925-1927. Disc. Rep. 1: 541-560.         [ Links ]

______ . 1932. A list of worms parasitic in Cetacea. Disc. Rep. 6: 393-418.         [ Links ]

Davey, J.T. 1971. A revision of the genus Anisakis Dujardin, 1845 (Nematoda: Ascaridata). Jour. Helminthol. 45 (1): 51-72.         [ Links ]

Machado-Filho, D.A. 1964. Contribuição ao conhecimento do gênero Bolbosoma Porta, 1908 (Palaeacanthocephala, Polymorphidae). Rev. Brasil. Biol. 24 (3): 341-348.         [ Links ]

Mozgovoi, A.A. 1953. Ascaridata from animals and man and diseases caused by them II, p.1-616. In: K.I. Skrjabin (Ed.). Principles of nematodology II. Moscow, Akad. Nauk. SSSR Ed., 616p.         [ Links ]

Muniz-Pereira, L.C. & S. Amato. 1995. Natural hosts of Notocotylus breviserialis (Digenea, Notocotylidae) parasites of Brazilian waterfowl. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 90: 711-714.         [ Links ]

Price, E.W. 1932. The trematodes parasites of marine mammals. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 81(13): 1-68.         [ Links ]

Rausch, R.L. & F.H. Fay. 1966. Studies on the helminth fauna of Alaska. XLIV. Revision of Ogmogaster Jägerskiöld, 1891, with a description of O. pentalineatus sp.n. (Trematoda: Notocotylidae). Jour. Parasitol. 52 (1): 26-38.         [ Links ]

Santos, C.P. & L. Lodi. 1998. Occurrence of Anisakis physeteris Baylis, 1923 and Pseudoterranova sp. (Nematoda) in Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps (De Blainvillei, 1838) (Physeteridae) in Northeastern Coast of Brazil. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 93 (2): 187-188.         [ Links ]

Skrjabin, K.I.; A.A. Sobolev & V.M. Ivaschkin. 1967. Spirurata from animals and man and diseases caused by them IV, p. 1-624. In: K.I. SKRJABIN. Treatise of nematodology XVI. Moscow, Akad. Nauk. SSSR Ed., 624p.         [ Links ]

Travassos, L.; J.F.T. Teixeira; J.M. Mendonça & H.O. Rodrigues. 1962. Segunda excursão a Cabo Frio, Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Atas Soc. Biol. Rio de Janeiro 6 (4): 37-38.         [ Links ]

Travassos, L.; J.F.T. Teixeira & A. Kohn. 1969. Trematódeos do Brasil. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 67: 1-886.         [ Links ]

Vicente, J.J.; R.M. Pinto & D. Noronha. 1993. Remarks on six species of heterakid nematodes parasites of Brazilian tinamid birds with a description of a new species. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 88 (2): 271-278.         [ Links ]

Vicente, J.J.; H.O. Rodrigues; D.C. Gomes & R.M. Pinto. 1997. Nematóides do Brasil. Parte V: Nematóides de mamíferos. Revta bras. Zool. 14 (Supl. 1): 1-452.         [ Links ]



Recebido em 10.XII.1998, aceito em 12.XI.1999.



1 E-mail: lmun¡
2  Researcher CNPq.

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License