Author(s): Carvalho AR, Luque JL
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Abstract This work aimed to study the temporal variation of metazoan parasites of Trichiurus lepturus from the coastal zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Between July 2006 and June 2007, there were four seasonal quarterly samples of 30 specimens of T. lepturus. In addition to a group composed of anisakid larvae, we collected a total of 14 species of metazoan parasites: five digenean; five monogenean, two cestode larvae, one acanthocephalan larvae; and one copepod. With the exception of Lecithochirium microstomum and Lecithochirium sp., all species showed peaks of prevalence and abundance especially those fishes collected in summer, which may indicate a seasonal variation of these parasites in T. lepturus from the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
This article was published in Braz J Biol
and referenced in Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research