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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.18 no.2 Curitiba June 2001 

The occurrence of Crepidobothrium sp. (Cestoda, Proteocephalidae) in Bothrops moojeni (Hoge) (Serpentes, Viperidae)



Reinaldo José da SilvaI; Andrea Satie Matsubara KarasawaII; André Luis CherubiniII; Thomaz Henrique BarrellaII; Carlos Alberto de Magalhães LopesII; Alessandro Francisco Talamini AmaranteI

IDepartamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Estadual Paulista. 18618-000 Botucatu, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail:
IICentro de Estudos de Venenos e Animais Peçonhentos (CEVAP/UNESP). 18618-000 Botucatu, São Paulo, Brasil




The occurrence of Crepidobothrium sp.(Cestoda, Proteocephalidae) in the intestine of Bothrops moojeni (Hoge,1965)(Serpentes, Viperidae) is reported. The host snake was rescued from the fauna in Porto Primavera dam, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The snake died in captivity on July 13,1999. At necropsy, 28 tapeworms were found in the snake intestine. The analysis of specimens morphology allowed the conclusion that they belong to the Crepidobothrium (Monticelli, 1900) genus. It was not possible to determine the Crepidobothrium species due to the lack of the gravid proglottids. This is the first report of B. moojeni as a host of cestodes.

Key words: Cestoda, Proteocephalidae, Crepidobothrium, Bothrops moojeni, snake



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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The authors are indebted to N.A. Basso, M.E.L. Peres and M. H. More no for their technical assistance, and to H.M.P. Toledo for her assistance with the English review.



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Recebido em 27.IV.2000; aceito em 02.V.2001.

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