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Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. vol.24 no.3 Jaboticabal July/Sept. 2015 

Original Article

New records of three species of nematodes in Cerdocyon thous from the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands

Novos registros de três espécies de nematoides em Cerdocyon thous do Pantanal brasileiro

Ana Paula Nascimento Gomes 1  

Natalie Olifiers 1  

Michele Maria dos Santos 1  

Raquel de Oliveira Simões 1   *  

Arnaldo Maldonado Júnior 1  

1Laboratório de Biologia e Parasitologia de Mamíferos Silvestres Reservatórios, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil


We report the occurrence of nematodes collected from the gut of roadkilled crab-eating foxes (two adult males and one juvenile female), Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766), found on the BR 262 highway in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil in 2011. Three helminth species were identified: Ancylostoma buckleyi, Pterygodermatites (Multipectines) pluripectinata, and Ascaridia galli. These nematodes are reported for the first time to infect C. thous from the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands, thereby expanding their geographical distribution.

Key words: Helminths; nematodes; crab-eating fox; Pantanal


Este estudo relata a ocorrência de nematoides coletados no sistema digestório de cachorros-do-mato Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766) encontrados atropelados na rodovia BR 262, no Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil, em 2011. Três espécies foram identificadas: Ancylostoma buckleyi, Pterygodermatites (Multipectines) pluripectinata e Ascaridia galli. A ocorrência destes nematoides foi registrada pela primeira vez em C. thous no bioma Pantanal, ampliando a distribuição geográfica destes helmintos parasitos em C. thous.

Palavras-Chave: Helmintos; nematoides; cachorro-do-mato; Pantanal


Studies of helminths in wild species are important when performing an inventory of species diversity and when determining the risk that parasites may pose to public health (MARTINS et al., 2004). However, for most wild species, there is still a lack of information regarding helminth fauna. Even widespread and abundant species such as the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) have relatively poorly known helminth fauna.

The crab-eating fox is a medium-sized canid (4 to 11 kg) found throughout most of South America (BERTA, 1982; COURTENAY & MAFFEI, 2004; BIANCHI et al., 2014). In Brazil, it can be found in the Cerrado, Pantanal, Caatinga, and Atlantic Rainforest, with the exception of the Amazon basin (COURTENAY & MAFFEI, 2004). It is one of the most common roadkilled species in Brazil (BEISIEGEL et al., 2013); in the Pantanal biome, it is particularly abundant (TROLLE & KÉRY, 2005; BIANCHI, 2009; TOMAS et al., 2010). This canid can serve as the host of several parasites and it may play an important role in maintaining the biological cycle of helminths, especially given its generalist habits, tolerance to anthropogenic disturbances, and interaction with other wild and domestic species (COURTENAY & MAFFEI, 2004; CURI, 2005).

There are reports of nematodes infecting C. thous in different Brazilian biomes; however, the majority of studies have concentrated on the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga biomes (VICENTE et al., 1997; SANTOS et al., 2003; DUARTE, 2007; GRIESE, 2007; VIEIRA et al., 2008; BRANDÃO et al., 2009; LIMA, 2009; RIBEIRO et al., 2009; MAGALHÃES-PINTO et al., 2011; LIMA et al., 2013). In the Pantanal wetlands, some nematodes have been reported in C. thous, such as Aelurostrongylus sp., Angiostrongylus sp., Dirofilaria repens, and Dirofilaria sp. (TRAVASSOS & FREITAS 1943; NORONHA et al., 2002; VIEIRA et al., 2008), but the helminths fauna are expected to be comprised of many more helminths than the few that have previously been described.

In the present paper, we report the occurrence of nematodes in the crab-eating fox from the Pantanal wetlands, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world (147,574 km2), and it features seasonal floods that vary with local rainfall and flooding of the Paraguay River (RODELA, 2006). Local climatic conditions are divided into two distinct seasons, the wet (May to October) and dry (November to April) seasons (RODELA, 2006). The Pantanal biome shows highly diverse natural habitats and species, presenting with a high density of vertebrates (TOMAS et al., 2010; ALHO et al., 2011; ALHO & SABINO, 2011).

Materials and Methods

In October and November of 2011, we travelled along the BR 262 highway between the cities of Corumbá and Campo Grande (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil) for 30 times. The trips along the highway started early in the morning in order to collect fresh carcasses. Once found, roadkilled animals were placed in plastic bags in a recipient with ice and then necropsied at the local Center of Control of Zoonoses (CCZ) localized in Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul municipality. Three roadkilled crab-eating fox (two adult males and one juvenile female) were found. Their nematodes were collected from the intestine, washed in saline solution (NaCl 0.85%), and stored in 70% ethanol. At the laboratory, the specimens used for morphological characterization were clarified in lactophenol and observed using a Zeiss Standard 20 light microscope. The general identification of helminths was primarily based on their morphological features, according to Vicente et al. (1997), Anderson et al. (2009), and specific taxonomic descriptions. The specimens were deposited in the Helminthological Collection of the Institute Oswaldo Cruz (CHIOC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Animal procedures were approved by the Instituto Chico. The minimum and maximum measurements are given in millimeters for paratype specimens, followed by the mean in parentheses. Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade – ICMBio (SISBIO licença # 30248-1).

Given that only one female of Ascaridia galli was recovered, identification based on morphological features was not possible. We thus performed a molecular analysis. Total genomic DNA was then extracted using the QIAamp DNA mini Kit extraction kit (Qiagen, Venlo, The Netherlands). DNA amplification by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was conducted using the primers Physa_F 5’GCGAACGGCTCATTATAACA3’ and Physa_R 5’AATTTCACCTCTCACGCA3’ designed with the CLC Main Workbench for the 18S ribosomal gene. PCR amplifications were performed in a total volume of 50 μl, including 5 μl 10 × buffer, 5 μl of each dNTP (10 mM), 10 μl of each primer (1 pmol/ μl), 0.3 μl of Taq polymerase (5 U/ml), 2.5 μl MgCl2 (50 mM), and 2 μl of total genomic DNA. The thermocycler was programmed to incubate the samples for 2 min at 95 °C, followed by 39 cycles at 95 °C for 30 s, 54 °C for 30 s, 72 °C for 1 min, and a final extension at 72 °C for 7 min. In addition, we used a primer cocktail which amplifies mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) (PROSSER et al., 2013): NemF1-TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGTCRACWGTWAATCAYAARAATATTGG, NemF2-TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGTARAGATCTAATCATAAAGATATYGG, NemF3-

TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGTARAGTTCTAATCATAARGATATTGG, NemR1-CAGGAAACAGCTATGACTAAACTTCWGGRTGACCAAAAAATCA, NemR2-CAGGAAACAGCTATGACTAWACYTCWGGRTGMCCAAAAAAYCA, and NemR3-CAGGAAACAGCTATGACTAAACCTCWGGATGACCAAAAAATCA. The PCR conditions were as described in Prosser et al. (2013). The reaction products were separated by electrophoresis on 1.5% agarose gel stained with ethidium bromide and examined by ultraviolet transillumination and bi-directionally sequenced using M13F andM13R as sequencing primers (PROSSER et al., 2013). Amplified products were purified using the QIAquick PCR Purification Kit (Qiagen). Sequencing reactions were performed using an ABI Prism Dye Terminator Cycle Sequencing Core Kit (Applied Biosystems; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA, USA). Sequences were assembled using the ChromasPro (version 1.5) software (TECHNELYSIUM, 2014). The accuracy of data was confirmed by bi-directional sequencing. A BLAST search (version 2.2.30; was performed to search for similarities with the obtained sequences and the previously deposited sequences in the GenBank database. The results were analyzed by maximum identity percentage.


The present study reports three species of nematode collected from intestine of three roadkiller crab eating-fox: Ancylostoma buckleyi, Pterigodermatites (Multipectines) pluripectinata and Ascaridia galli and each species are described below.


Ancylostoma buckleyi Le Roux and Biocca, 1957(Figures 1 and 2).

Figures 1–2 (1) Anterior part of male Ancylostoma buckleyishowing three pairs of ventrolateral teeth (*) and two pairs of dorsolateral teeth in the buccal capsule (arrow). (2) The posterior end of the male showing the copulatory bursa with the filiform spicule and gubernaculum (arrow). S-spicule, G- gubernaculum. 

Type host: Cerdocyon thous Linnaeus, 1766.

Common name: crab-eating fox.

Type locality: BR 262, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil (S20 28.049` W055 12.126`).

Site of infection: small intestine.

Specimens deposited: CHIOC 35869.

Male and female specimens have a globular buccal capsule consisting of three pairs of ventrolateral teeth and two pairs of dorsolateral teeth (Figure 1).

Male (based on four specimens): Body, 3.12–4.12 (3.60) long and 0.25–0.38 (0.31) wide; buccal capsule, 0.15–0.16 (0.15) long and 0.09–0.13 (0.11) wide; and esophagus, 0.66–0.90 (0.81) long (n=3). The posterior end has a caudal bursa with two symmetric lobes, and each one features six rays: one ventroventral, one ventrolateral, one mediolateral, one lateral–dorsal, one dorsal–posterior, and one dorsal that is divided into two smaller branches (Figure 2). Long and thin spicules 0.96–1.00 (0.98) in length (n=2) were evident. A gubernaculum is present, being 0.11–0.12 (0.11) long (n=2) (Figure 2).

Female (based on two specimens): Body 5.37–6.65 (6.01) long and 0.22–0.38 (0.31) wide. The buccal capsule is 0.16–0.17 (0.17) long and 0.13–0.14 (0.14) wide, and the esophagus is 0.96–0.97 (0.97) long.


Pterygodermatites (Multipectines) pluripectinata Hoppe et al., 2010 (Figures 3 and 4).

Figures 3–4 (3) Anterior part of male Pterygodermatites (Multipectines) pluripectinata showing that the buccal capsule is dorsally inclined (*) with lateral spines in the body. (4) Posterior end of the male showing two spicules with the same shape and size (arrow). 

Specimens deposited: CHIOC 35871.

Male (based on one specimen): The total body length is 4.66 and the total width is 0.24. The buccal capsule is 0.07 long and 0.05 wide. The posterior end bears caudal alae, with three pairs of precloacal papillae, six pairs of postcloacal, penduculated papillae, and one pair of sessile papillae at the end of the tail. The spicules are thin, elongated, and are of the same size (0.12 long); a gubernaculum is absent (Figure 3 and 4).

Female (based on two specimens): The total body length is 5.62–6.48 (6.05) and the total width is 0.25–0.26 (0.26) (n=2). The buccal capsule is 0.08–0.09 (0.08) long and 0.03–0.05 (0.04) wide (Figure 3), and the total length of the esophagus is 2.01–2.2 (2.1). There are two subventral rows along the body with 130–150 cuticular processes. The vulva is 2.14–2.27 (2.20) long from the anterior end. The tail is thin, showing a subterminal anus that is 0.14–0.20 (0.17) long at the posterior end.


Ascaridia galli (Schrank, 1788) Freeborn, 1923(Figures 5 and 6).

Figures 5–6 (5) Anterior part of the Ascaridia galli female showing three prominent lips. (6) Posterior end of the female showing a subterminal anus (arrow) and a spine at the end of the tail (arrow). 

Specimens deposited: CHIOC 35870.

The findings are based on two female specimens collected from the gut of crab-eating foxes. These specimens have long bodies with transversal ridges that are 35.64–55.47(45.56) long and 0.86–0.91(0.88) wide.

In the anterior end, three lips without teeth were observed (Figure 5); the esophagus was 2.72 (n=1) long, and there was a thin tail with a subterminal anus (Figure 6). These characteristics allowed us to identify that the specimen was from the family Ascarididae. However, species identification was based on molecular analysis, which was performed by establishing consensus with partial sequences of the 18S small subunit ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene and mitochondrial gene COI. The identification based on 18S rRNA showed that the specimen shared 99% of its maximum identity with A. galli when compared with specimen number EF180058 deposited in GenBank (NADLER et al., 2007); it also shared 100% of the maximum identity with the COI gene when compared with the haplotype obtained from chickens from an organic farm in Europe (KATAKAM et al., 2010). The sequences of A. galli in the present study were submitted to GenBank under the previously established accession numbers KP982856 and KP982857 for the COI gene sequence and 18S rRNA sequence, respectively.


Although helminth parasites of C. thous have been previously described in different biomes from Brazil – including the Pantanal wetlands – such records are still scarce. In this manuscript, we reported for the first time three nematode species in the Pantanal biome, thereby expanding upon the geographical distribution of these helminth species. Likewise, in another animal found dead in the Nhumirim Ranch, Pantanal, we have recently found a new species of Acanthocephala (GOMES et al., 2015). These findings highlight how poor our knowledge currently is regarding the species that parasitize wild mammals in Brazil.

The genus Ancylostoma has been frequently reported in South American Canidae and Procyonidae, with high prevalence rates in domestic and wild dogs (LABRUNA et al., 2006; SANTOS et al., 2012). The species most commonly recorded are A. caninum (Ercolani, 1859), A. bidens (Molin, 1861, Freitas 1851) and A. braziliense (Faria 1910); however, recent studies have reported infections by A. buckleyi (LE ROUX & BIOCCA, 1957) in C. thous. A. buckleyi was described parasitizing Puma concolor (puma) in Argentina by Le Roux & Biocca (1957). Later, the species was reported in dogs from Australia, as well as in wild canids in Colombia and Panama (THATCHER, 1971; SETASUBAN, 1976). The first finding of A. buckleyi in a wild canid in Pernambuco, Brazil was reported by Padilha & Duarte (1980); it was later reported in crab-eating foxes from Itatinga, São Paulo state (SANTOS et al., 2003); Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state (DUARTE, 2007); and Patos, Paraíba state (LIMA et al., 2013). The presence of three pairs of ventrolateral teeth and two pairs of dorsolateral teeth in the buccal capsule distinguish this species from A. braziliense, A. caninum, A. tubaeformae, and A. pluridentatum (VICENTE et al., 1997).

The genus Pterygodermatites was created with the type-species Pterygodermatites plagiostoma Weld, 1861, although this species was allocated in the genus Rictularia Froelich, 1802 (QUENTIN, 1969). In the same year, Quentin (1969) revised the Rictulariidae family and established two genera (Rictularia and Pterygodermatites) based on their morphological characteristics, such as the buccal capsule position, the number of esophageal teeth, the number and position of caudal papillae, and the number of prevulvar spines (ANDERSON et al., 2009). In South America only three species of the subgenus Multipectines have been reported: P. (Multipectines) affinis (Jägerskiöld, 1904) Quentin, 1969 in crab-eating foxes in the Atlantic Forest and Caatinga biome in Brazil (DUARTE, 2007; LIMA, 2009); P. (Multipectines) cahirensis (Jägerskiöld, 1909) Quentin, 1969 in Geoffroy’s cat Leopardus geoffroyi (D´Orbigny and Gervais, 1844) from Argentina (BELDOMENICO et al., 2005); and P. (Multipectines) pluripectinata in C. thousfrom Caatinga in Brazil (HOPPE et al., 2010). The subgenus Pterygodermatites (Multipectines) was described parasitizing C. thous with two species: P. (Multipectines) pluripectinata (HOPPE et al., 2010), and P. (Multipectines) affinis (LIMA, 2009). Some authors suggest that P. (Multipectines) affiniswas introduced by C. thous in South America because there is fossil evidence of this genus parasitizing ancestral canids in North and Central America. According to these authors, the species would have spread to South America via ancestral dogs (WANG & TEDFORD, 2007; HOPPE et al., 2010). In this present study, we identified and described P. (M) pluripectinata given that it had 130–150 cuticular spines (whereas the other species have up to 140 spines; Figure 3), and by the number and position of caudal papillae. These characteristics could help distinguish P. (M.) pluripectinata from P. (M.) affinis. Infection by this species probably occurs in C. thous due to the variety of intermediate hosts such as invertebrates, which are part of the diet of C. thous in the Pantanal biome (BIANCHI et al., 2014).

The nematode A. galli is a common species infecting domestic and wild birds worldwide, and it has also been reported in Brazil in distinct geographic regions and with a high prevalence rate in the domestic chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus (VICENTE et al., 1997). Parasitism of this species in mammals, however, is rare and there is only one record of an adult helminth in a domestic cat (Felis catus domesticus) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Santos (2013) had stated that they found the eggs of A. galli in the feces of C. thous and domestic dogs in Caatinga biome, the record may be considered dubious because the identification of nematode species based on egg morphology is very difficult, unless the species shows very conspicuous eggs. Despite previous evidence, this study confirms the occurrence of this parasite in crab-eating foxes.

All parasite morphological measurements presented in this study are in accordance with those described in the literature for those parasites species, which confirms the species identification. Such measurements can also contribute to establish a more precise mean and standard deviation for important species morphological traits.

This study highlights how working with roadkilled animals can significantly add to the knowledge of the helminth fauna of wild species. We recommend that researchers place greater focus on the opportunity to describe helminth species by making use of roadkilled specimens.


We thank Rodrigo Mexas from the Image Production and Treatment Service of Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ) for helping with image processing and final production; and we also thank the staff of Embrapa Pantanal for helping in the field and for making the nematode specimens available. This study received financial support from FUNDECT, EMBRAPA-MACRO, PAPES IV/IOC-FIOCRUZ, and CAPES. Arnaldo Maldonado Júnior has a fellowship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). English-language editing of this manuscript was provided by Journal Prep. We also thank Genomic Platform-DNA Sequencing (PDTIS-FIOCRUZ) for assistance with the sequencing of the samples in this study.


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Received: April 06, 2015; Accepted: June 25, 2015

*Corresponding author: Raquel de Oliveira Simões. Laboratório de Biologia e Parasitologia de Mamíferos Silvestres Reservatórios, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, Avenida Brasil, 4365, Manguinhos, CEP 21040-360, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. e-mail:

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