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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária

On-line version ISSN 1984-2961

Abstract

YAMADA, Fábio Hideki et al. New occurrences of metacercariae of Austrodiplostomum compactum (Lutz, 1928) (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) eye flukes of fish from the Paraná Basin. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. (Online) [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.3, pp.163-166. ISSN 1984-2961.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612008000300010.

Austrodiplostomum compactum (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) eye flukes of several species of fishes. The presence of this parasite, in extreme cases, can cause swelling of the eyelids, displacement of the retina, opacity of the crystalline lens and blindness or even death. The present study it registers new occurrences of this metacercariae infecting the eyes of four new hosts of fish, Serrasalmus maculatus collected in the Rosana reservoir in the Paranapanema river and Hypostomus regani, Schizodon borellii and Auchenipterus osteomystax collected in the the Upper Paraná River floodplain.

Keywords : Austrodiplostomum compactum; metacercariae; eye flukes.

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