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Parasite biodiversity and its determinants in coastal marine teleost fishes of Brazil
The results suggest that certain host traits determine how many parasite species a host can accumulate over evolutionary time, whereas different host features influence the processes causing the taxonomic diversification of parasite assemblages. Expand
Checklist of Crustacea parasitizing fishes from Brazil
The fauna of parasitic crustaceans of Brazilian fishes is the richest in the region when comparing these data with those recorded for the fishes from other parasite hotspots of Neotropics (Mexico and Caribbean). Expand
Linking ecology with parasite diversity in Neotropical fishes
The results suggest that, among Neotropical fish species, only certain key host traits have influenced the processes causing the taxonomic diversification of parasite assemblages. Expand
Community structure of metazoan parasites of the yellow Cururu toad, Bufo ictericus [Anura, Bufonidae] from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The digenean Mesocoelium monas (Rudolphi, 1819) was the most abundant species and the ixodid Amblyomma rotundatum (Koch, 1844) wasThe most prevalent in the parasite community of B. ictericus, which was dominated by nematodes. Expand
Checklist of helminth parasites in wild carnivore mammals from Brazil
Ninety-five helminth parasite species totaling 480 records (including 60 new host and geographical records) in 21 species of wild carnivore mammals from Brazil were listed. Nineteen undeterminedExpand
Checklist of Copepoda associated with fishes from Brazil
One hundred and seventy-six determined species and 39 undetermined species of copepods associated with 179 marine and freshwater fish species from Brazil are listed, including information about theExpand
Use of fish as intermediate hosts by helminth parasites: A comparative analysis
Among all the potential correlates of larval helminth infection investigated in this study, only two were significant when controlling for host phylogenetic influences: Host body length was correlated positively with larvalHelminth abundance, and fish species with a restricted geographical distribution had greater larval Helminths abundance than their relatives with a broader distribution. Expand
Metazoan parasite species richness in Neotropical fishes: hotspots and the geography of biodiversity
Mexico stands out as a hotspot of parasite diversity for freshwater fishes, as does Brasil for marine fishes, however, among 57 marine fish species common to all 3 regions, populations from the Caribbean consistently harboured more parasite species. Expand
Acanthocephala, Annelida, Arthropoda, Myxozoa, Nematoda and Platyhelminthes parasites of fishes from the Guandu river, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Using information from all published reports and data collected during several parasitological surveys between April 2003 and September 2009, a checklist of the parasites of fishes from Guandu River, southeastern of Brazil was generated, including 36 new locality records and 36 new host records. Expand
Community ecology of the metazoan parasites of Banded Croaker, Paralonchurus brasiliensis (Osteichthyes: Sciaenidae), from the coastal zone of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Palonchurus brasiliensis showed a metazoan parasite community composed by generalist species, little ordered and with scarce quantitative evidences of interspecific associations, which agree with those detected in preceding studies about the parasite communities of Neotropical sciaenid fishes. Expand