Scientific Note
ISSN 1678-2305 online version
BOLETIM DO INSTITUTO DE PESCA
VENTURA et al. Bol. Inst. Pesca 2018, 44(3): e322. DOI: 10.20950/1678-2305.2018.322 1/5
ENDOPARASITES OF Gymnotus sp. (GYMNOTIFORMES:
GYMNOTIDAE) FROM COMMERCIAL BAITFISH FARMING IN
PANTANAL BASIN, CENTRAL BRAZIL
ABSTRACT
This study evaluated the endohelminthic parasites of native baitfish Gymnotus spp. collected
from different baitfish farming in the Pantanal basin, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Central Brazil.
From 99 fish collected for parasitological analysis, all of them were found to be parasitized by at
least 1 parasite per host. A total of 4504 parasites were collected comprising the following taxa:
Digenea, Nematoda, Pentastomida and Acanthocephala. Rondonia rondoni and Goezia sp. as well as
Alofia sp. Were registered for the first time in farmed Gymnotus spp. The parasite species diversity
in the host is discussed in this study.
Key words: biodiversity; fish parasites; gymnotiformes; neotropics.
ENDOPARASITOS DE Gymnotus sp. (GYMNOTIFORMES: GYMNOTIDAE) DE
ISQUEIROS COMERCIAIS NA BACIA DO PANTANAL, BRASIL CENTRAL
RESUMO