First natural infection by Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa Ransom (Digenea, Heterophyidae) in an avian host, Ardea cocoi Linnaeus (Aves, Ciconiiformes, Ardeidae) in Brazil

Abstract

The first case of a natural avian infection caused by the digenetic trematode Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa Ransom, 1920 in Brazil, is reported from the ardeid bird Ardea cocoi Linnaeus, 1766. This represents a new host record and data on clinical and pathological findings are also reported.

Digenea; Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa; parasitic infection; Ardea cocoi; birds; pathology; trematode; parasite; Brazil


First natural infection by Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa Ransom (Digenea, Heterophyidae) in an avian host, Ardea cocoi Linnaeus (Aves, Ciconiiformes, Ardeidae) in Brazil

Luciano Antunes BarrosI; Vanessa Santos de ArrudaI; Delir Corrêa GomesI,II; Roberto Magalhães PintoI,II,III

ILaboratório de Helmintos Parasitos de Vertebrados, Departamento de Helmintologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Avenida Brasil 4365, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

IICNPq research fellows

IIICorresponding author. E-mail: rmpinto@ioc.fiocruz.br

ABSTRACT

The first case of a natural avian infection caused by the digenetic trematode Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa Ransom, 1920 in Brazil, is reported from the ardeid bird Ardea cocoi Linnaeus, 1766. This represents a new host record and data on clinical and pathological findings are also reported.

Key words: Digenea, Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa, parasitic infection, Ardea cocoi, birds, pathology, trematode, parasite, Brazil

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. To Dr. Anibal Coutinho de Lemos, DVM, for the help with the treatment and necropsy of the host; to Romney Lima, Laboratório de Produção e Processamento de Imagens/Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC), for technical photographic support.

Recebido em 20.VII.2001; aceito em 14.II.2002.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    19 May 2009
  • Date of issue
    Mar 2002

History

  • Accepted
    14 Feb 2002
  • Received
    20 July 2001
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