Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 223–225 | Cite as

Massive parasitism by Gussevia tucunarense (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) in fingerlings of bujurqui-tucunare cultured in the Peruvian Amazon

  • Patrick D. Mathews
  • Omar Mertins
  • John P. D. Mathews
  • Rosa I. Orbe
Research Note

Abstract

A high infestation of the monogenean Gussevia tucunarense in a cultivation of bujurqui-tucunare was reported. The prevalence was 100%. The mean intensity and abundance of the parasite was 164.4 of parasites per individual. This is the first report of a high infestation by G. tucunarense in C. semifasciatus cultured from the Peruvian Amazon.

Keywords

Chaetobranchus semifasciatus Monogenea parasite Gussevia tucunarense fish farming 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick D. Mathews
    • 1
  • Omar Mertins
    • 2
  • John P. D. Mathews
    • 3
  • Rosa I. Orbe
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of ParasitologyUniversity of São PauloSão Paulo, SPBrazil
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of BotanicNational Institute of Amazonian ResearchManaus, AmazonasBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Aquatic EcosystemsResearch Institute of the Peruvian AmazonIquitos, LoretoPeru

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