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Some digenea parasites of tunny from the coast of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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Author(s): FERNANDES B. M. M. | KOHN A. | SANTOS A. L.

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Biology
ISSN 1519-6984

Volume: 62;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 453;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: trematodes | parasites of tunny | Brazil

ABSTRACT
Rhipidocotyle pentagonum (Ozaki, 1924) is reported for the first time in South America parasitizing Auxis thazard and in a new host Katsuwonus pelamis. Tergestia laticollis (Rudolphi, 1819) is reported for the first time in South America and in Thunnus albacares, representing a new host record. Copiatestes filiferus (Leuckart, in Sars, 1885) is recorded for the first time in Brazil and in Thunnus albacares, another new host record. Tetrochetus coryphaenae (Yamaguti, 1934) is presented for the first time in Brazil parasitizing Thunnus albacares.
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