Community ecology of the metazoan parasites of white sea catfish, Netuma barba (Osteichthyes: Ariidae), from the coastal zone of the state of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Tavares2004CommunityEO,
  title={Community ecology of the metazoan parasites of white sea catfish, Netuma barba (Osteichthyes: Ariidae), from the coastal zone of the state of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Luiz Eduardo Roland Tavares and Jos{\'e} Luis Luque},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={169-76}
}
Between March 2000 and April 2001, 63 specimens of N. barba from Angra dos Reis, coastal zone of the State of Rio de Janeiro (23 degrees 0' S, 44 degrees 19' W), Brazil, were necropsied to study their infracommunities of metazoan parasites. Fifteen species of metazoan parasites were collected: 2 digeneans, 1 monogenean, 2 cestodes, 1 acantocephalan, 2 nematodes, 6 copepods, and 1 hirudinean. Ninety-six percent of the catfishes were parasitized by at least one metazoan parasite species. A total… CONTINUE READING
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