Riggia cryptocularis (Crustacea: Cymothoidae) parasitizing three fish species in a hydroelectric dam

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ISSN: 2526-7914
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Início Publicação: 15/05/2017
Periodicidade: Semestral
Área de Estudo: Ciências Agrárias, Área de Estudo: Ciências Biológicas, Área de Estudo: Ciências da Saúde, Área de Estudo: Multidisciplinar

Riggia cryptocularis (Crustacea: Cymothoidae) parasitizing three fish species in a hydroelectric dam

Ano: 2017 | Volume: 1 | Número: 1
Autores: Wagner M. S. Sampaio, Frederico Belei, Patrícia Giongo, Sebastião R. Ferreira, Anderson Fernandes, Jorge A. Dergam, Denilce M. Lopes.
Autor Correspondente: Wagner M. S. Sampaio | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: Ectoparasites, fish, hydroelectric, isopod

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Resumo Inglês:

Introduction: Parasites play important roles in ecosystems, but can also create disturbances in the composition of host fauna in anthropogenic environments.
Objective: Knowledge about these organisms can contribute to the conservation of diversity and environmental quality and prediction of disease risks.
Methods: Parasites were collected from fish hosts in the Doce River (Claro River Basin, Middle Paranaíba) in areas of a small hydropower plant, following specific protocol and identified in the laboratory.
Results: This is the first report of Riggia cryptocularis (Crustacea: Cymothoidae) parasitizing Hypostomus ancistroides, Leporinus friderici and Serrasalmus maculatus.
Conclusion: The presence of this parasite in three fish species during the same sampling period and the severity of mutilation in the host suggest that the dam may favor a possible outbreak of the parasite R. cryptocularis due to changes introduced in the environment by the establishment of this type of project