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Biomphalaria occidentalis Paraense, 1981 in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
0074-0276
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Volume
88
Issue
2
Pages
289–292
Identifiers
PMID: 8107589
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A population of Biomphalaria occidentalis was found for the first time in the State of Minas Gerais. It was probably introduced into the Várzea das Flores dam, in the municipality of Contagem, the area of study, during fish stocking in 1985. There is the possibility of "competitive exclusion" between that species and B. glabrata, previously the only Biomphalaria found in the region. The present geographical distribution of B. occidentalis in Brazil is listed.

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