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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária

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CARVALHO, Adriano R et al. Quantitative and morfometrical aspects in infrapopulations of platynosomum illiciens (trematoda: dicrocoeliidae) in paroaria dominicana (passeriformes: emberizidae) from the state of Bahia, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.4, pp.181-185. ISSN 1984-2961.

During the study of the metazoan parasites of Paroaria dominicana Linnaeus, 1758 (Passeriformes), four infrapopulations of Platynosomum illiciens (Brown, 1901) (Trematoda), parasitic in the liver ducts were collected, with intensity of infection 10, 11, 18 and 36 specimens respectively. Differences between the means of morphometrical values and the total number of eggs were statistically tested. The liver weigh were not significantly correlated with avian total weigh and length, and with the total parasitic abundance. Positive correlations were observed between the size of infrapopulations and the total number of eggs, and between parasite body size and the eggs. size. Negative correlations were observed between parasitic intensity and liver weigh; between the size of infrapopulations and the parasite body size; between total number and the size of eggs and between parasite body size and total number of eggs. These results suggests that host with smaller liver had greater infrapopulations. These greater infrapopulations showed smaller parasite body size and higher size and number of eggs.

Keywords : Parasite ecology; Red-cowlled cardinal; helminths; density dependent factors.

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