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Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 2016 Jun 7;25(2):235-9. doi: 10.1590/S1984-29612016024.

Morphological characterization of Eustrongylides sp. larvae (Nematoda, Dioctophymatoidea) parasite of Rhinella marina (Amphibia: Bufonidae) from Eastern Amazonia.

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1
Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém PA , Brasil, Laboratório de Biologia Celular e Helmintologia "Profa. Dra. Reinalda Marisa Lanfredi", Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA, Belém, PA, Brasil.
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Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém PA , Brasil, Laboratório de Tecnologia Biomolecular, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPA, Belém, PA, Brasil.
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Instituto de Saúde e Produção Animal, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Belém PA , Brasil, Laboratório de Histologia e Embriologia Animal, Instituto de Saúde e Produção Animal, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia - UFRA, Belém, PA, Brasil.

Abstract

Absctract Eustrongylides spp. nematodes have birds as final hosts and uses other vertebrates as intermediate/paratenic host (fish, amphibians and reptiles) and have zoonotic potential. In amphibians, the larvae may be located in the subcutaneous tissues, liver and mesentery, between the muscle fibres, especially in the lower limbs. Rhinella marina, which is widely observed in Brazil, has exhibited complex diversity in its helminth fauna, reflecting the unique habitat of the Amazon biome. For the first time, this study describes the morphological aspects of third-stage larvae of Eustrongylides sp. in Rhinella marina from Santa Cruz do Ararí, Marajó Archipelago, Eastern Amazonia, using light and scanning electron microscopy.

PMID:
27334826
DOI:
10.1590/S1984-29612016024
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