volume 65, issue 4, P1192-1202 2013
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-09352013000400035
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Abstract: Helminthes and protozoan of farmed pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) in easternAmazon and host-parasite relationship [ ABSTRACTThe parasitofauna in the giant Amazon basin, pirarucu (Arapaima gigas Schinz, 1822) cultured in fish farms from the state of Amapá, in eastern Amazonia (Brazil) was investigated. Of the 100 examined fish, 90.0% were parasitized by Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ciliophora), Dawestrema cycloancistrium, Dawestrema cycloancistrioides (Monogenoidea) and Polyacanthorhynchus macrorhynchus (Acanthoc…

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