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Parasitic infections in ornamental cichlid fish in the Peruvian Amazon

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, March 2015
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Title
Parasitic infections in ornamental cichlid fish in the Peruvian Amazon
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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, March 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612014076
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Jefferson Yunis Aguinaga, Paulo Fernandes Marcusso, Gustavo da Silva Claudiano, Bruno Tadeu Marotta Lima, Fernanda de Alexandre Sebastião, João Batista Kochenborger Fernandes, Flávio Ruas de Moraes, Julieta Rodini Engracia de Moraes

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and seasonal distribution of the main parasite species in Amazonian ornamental cichlids that affect their trade. The study was conducted from August 2007 to September 2009. We sampled 3042 specimens from 9 different species, of which 9.47% had at least one type of external parasite. 81.25% of the cases occurred in the dry season. Crenicichla anthurus (28.57%) was the most parasitized, followed by Aequidens diadema (26.32%), Pterophyllum scalare (22.69%), Cichlasoma sp. (9.52%), Apistogramma sp. (3.88%) and Symphysodon aequifasciatus (3.66%). Monogenea was the most abundant group of parasites, occurring in 66.67% of the cases, of which 96.88% occurred in the dry season. This parasite infested 95.68% of Pterophyllum scalare, 76.67% of Apistogramma sp, 33.33% of Cichlasoma sp. and 23.81% of Symphysodon aequifasciatus cases. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis infested 100% of Aequidens diadema, 76.19% of Symphysodon aequifasciatus, 66.67% of Cichlasoma sp, 41.67% of Crenicichla anthurus and 23.33% of Apistogramma sp cases. Myxosporidia infested 58.33% of Crenicichla anthurus. Trichodina infested 4.32% of Pterophyllum scalare. The prevalence of these parasites is related to the season, preferred habitat, fish behavior, individual susceptibility and handling of animals during transportation by fishermen.

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#16,806,107
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#32
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