publication . Article . 2016

Acanthocephala Larvae parasitizing Ameiva ameiva ameiva (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata: Teiidae)

Elane Guerreiro Giese; Francisco Tiago de Vasconcelos Melo; Teresa Avila-Pires; Lilian Cristina Macedo; Jeannie Nascimento dos Santos;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2016
  • Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
Abstract Knowledge concerning the taxonomy and biology of species of Acanthocephala, helminth parasites of the helminth species of the phylum Acanthocephala, parasites of lizards in Brazilian Amazonia, is still insufficient, but reports of Acanthocephala in reptiles are becoming increasingly common in the literature. Cystacanth-stage Acanthocephalan larvae have been found in the visceral peritoneum during necropsy of Ameiva ameiva ameivalizards from the “Osvaldo Rodrigues da Cunha” Herpetology Collection of the Emílio Goeldi Museum, Belém, Pará, Brazil. The aim of this study was to present the morphological study of the Acanthocephala larvae found in A. ameiva a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Amazonia, Oligacanthorhynchidae, cystacanths, Amazônia, cistacanto, Larvas, Acantocéfalos, Helminto, Parasitos, Lagarto (Animal), Ameiva ameiva, Teiidae, Amazônia brasileira, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Ameiva, biology.organism_classification, biology, Ecology, Zoology, Acanthocephala, Larva, Squamata
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