Occurrence of Dipetalonema gracile in a wild population of woolly monkey Lagothrix poeppiigii in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon

David Fernandez Conga, Pedro Mayor, Adriano Penha Furtado, Elane Guerreiro Giese, Jeannie Nascimento dos Santos

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Abstract

Dipetalonema gracile (Rudolphi, 1809) (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) is one of six species of cavities filarial parasites of Neotropical non-human primates. The present study recorded the occurrence of D. gracile, provides morphological and morphometric data and extends the geographical distribution. Adult filariae were obtained from the thoracic and abdominal cavities of 38 specimens of woolly monkey, which were used for local human consumption, in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon. Male and female filarids were processed and analysed using light and scanning electron microscopy. Details of the cephalic papillae, post-cloacal bands and papillae, vulva, phasmid position and lateral appendages are showed by scanning electron microscopy and is recorded the occurrencce of Lagothrix poeppigii monkey as a new host of this filaria in the Yavari-Mirin river basin, Peruvian Amazon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-160
JournalRevista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Dipetalonema gracile
  • Lagothrix poeppigii
  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Woolly monkey

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