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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.87  suppl.1 Rio de Janeiro  1992

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761992000500036 

Megathylacus travassosi sp. n. and Nomimoscolex sudobim Woodland, 1935 (Cestoda - Proteocephalidea) parasites of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Agassiz, 1829) (Siluriformes - Pimelodidae) from the Itaipu reservoir and Parana River, Parana State, Brazil

Gilberto Cezar Pavanelli1 

Amilcar Arandas Rego2 

Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Biologia, NUPELIA, Maringá, Brasil

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Helmintologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

ABSTRACT

It is described Megathylacus travassosi sp. n., parasite of Pseudoplatystoma corrusccans (Agassiz,1829), a pimelodid fish caught in Itaipu reservoir and Paraná river, Brazil. Nomimoscolex sudobim Woodland, 1935 is redescribed and for the first time referred parasitising P. corruscans. The list of proteocephalid cestodes of genus Pseudoplatystoma Bleeker, 1862, with its geographic distribution is given.

Key words: Megathylacus travassosi; Pseudoplatystoma corruscans; Nomimoscolex sudobim; rio Paraná

 

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