Tissue alterations in the pirarucu, Arapaima gigas, infected by Goezia spinulosa (Nematoda).

@article{Menezes2011TissueAI,
  title={Tissue alterations in the pirarucu, Arapaima gigas, infected by Goezia spinulosa (Nematoda).},
  author={Rodrigo Caldas Menezes and Sonia Maria Cursino Dos Santos and Paulo S{\'e}rgio Ceccarelli and Luiz Eduardo Roland Tavares and Rog{\'e}rio Tortelly and Jos{\'e} Luis Luque},
  journal={Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          207-9
        }
}
Five specimens of Arapaima gigas caught in the Araguaia River (State of Mato Grosso, Brazil) were investigated for helminths in 2004. Numerous adult specimens of the rhapidascarid nematode Goezia spinulosa were found in stomach ulcers in all the specimens of A. gigas and were surrounded by thickening of the mucosa. The gastric glands of all the fish were necrotic and there was a severe and diffuse inflammatory reaction composed of eosinophils (which were predominant), lymphocytes and rare… CONTINUE READING

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