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Trichodina colisae (Ciliophora: Trichodinidae): new parasite records for two freshwater fish species farmed in Brazil.

Authors
  • Jerônimo, Gabriela Tomas1
  • Marchiori, Natália da Costa
  • Pádua, Santiago Benites de
  • Dias Neto, José
  • Pilarski, Fabiana
  • Ishikawa, Márcia Mayumi
  • Martins, Maurício Laterça
  • 1 Laboratório AQUOS - Sanidade de Organismos Aquáticos, Departamento de Aquicultura, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
366–371
Identifiers
PMID: 23207983
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Family Trichodinidae comprises ciliate protozoa distributed worldwide; they are considered some of the main parasitological agents infecting cultivated fish. However, the trichodinidae parasitizing important fish species cultured in Brazil are unknown, and more taxonomic studies on this group of parasites are required. This research morphologically characterizes Trichodina colisae Asmat & Sultana, (2005) of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) and patinga hybrid (P. mesopotamicus × P. brachypomus) cultivated in the central and southeast regions of the country. Fresh assemblies were made from mucus scraped from the skin, fins and gills, fixed with methanol and, subsequently, impregnated with silver nitrate and stained with Giemsa for assessment under light microscopy. This research reports not only the second occurrence of T. colisae in the world, but also its first occurrence in South America.

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