Diplostomum (Austrodiplostomum) compactum (Lutz, 1928) (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) metacercariae in fish from the floodplain of the Upper Paraná River, Brazil

  title={Diplostomum (Austrodiplostomum) compactum (Lutz, 1928) (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) metacercariae in fish from the floodplain of the Upper Paran{\'a} River, Brazil},
  author={Paulo C{\'e}sar Miranda Machado and Ricardo Massato Takemoto and Gilberto Cezar Pavanelli},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Diplostomum (Austrodiplostomum) compactum (Lutz, 1928) metacercariae (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) were found in six fish species, belonging to two orders (Characiformes and Perciformes) and three families (Erythrinidae, Sciaenidae and Cichlidae). A total of 477 individuals were collected, from August 1999 to May 2001, in the upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil. The metacercariae were infecting the eyes of six host species and the brain of five of them. Plagioscion squamosissimus, Satanoperca… CONTINUE READING


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