Occurrence of Monstrilla sp. in Perna perna grown in Brazil

  • Ana Lúcia CARNEIRO-SCHAEFER Núcleo de Estudos em Patologia Aquícola, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Simone SÜHNEL Núcleo de Estudos em Patologia Aquícola, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Cristina de Oliveira DIAS Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório Integrado de Zooplâncton e Ictioplâncton http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8359-0234
  • Claudio Manoel Rodrigues de MELO Laboratório de Moluscos Marinhos/UFSC http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0969-7022
  • Aimê Rachel Magenta MAGALHÃES Núcleo de Estudos em Patologia Aquícola, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3183-1734


Copepodids of the genus Monstrilla has been registered in the mussel culture Perna perna on the coast of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. Between July 2010 and June 2011, 2,880 specimens of P. perna were collected from the main mussel-farming municipalities for analysis under stereomicroscope, differential contrast microscopy (DIC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and histopathology. The presence of copepodites and pre-adult females was observed in nodules only in the connective tissue of mussel mantle border. Solely Palhoça presented infestation (prevalence of 43.33%) during June 2010, without mortality. There was no infiltration of hemocytes in the infested tissue.


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CARNEIRO-SCHAEFER, Ana Lúcia et al. Occurrence of Monstrilla sp. in Perna perna grown in Brazil. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 43, n. 3, p. 437-445, sep. 2017. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/1220>. Date accessed: 23 may 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305.2017v43n3p437.