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Brazilian Journal of Oceanography

Print version ISSN 1679-8759On-line version ISSN 1982-436X

Abstract

MORANDINI, André Carrara; MARTORELLI, Sergio Roberto; MARQUES, Antonio Carlos  and  SILVEIRA, Fábio Lang da. Digenean metacercaria (Trematoda, Digenea, Lepocreadiidae) parasitizing "coelenterates" (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa and Ctenophora) from Southeastern Brazil. Braz. j. oceanogr. [online]. 2005, vol.53, n.1-2, pp.39-45. ISSN 1982-436X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-87592005000100004.

Metacercaria specimens of the genus Opechona (Trematoda: Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) are described parasitizing "coelenterates" (scyphomedusae and ctenophores) from Southeastern Brazil (São Paulo state). The worms are compared to other Opechona species occurring on the Brazilian coast, but no association has been made because only adult forms of these species have been described. Suppositions as to the possible transference of the parasites are made.

Keywords : Metacercaria; Cnidaria; Ctenophora; South Atlantic.

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