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Oliveira J.C.F.,State University of Rio de Janeiro | Pralon E.,Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro | Coco L.,State University of Rio de Janeiro | Pagotto R.V.,CTA Servicos em Meio Ambiente | Rocha C.F.D.,State University of Rio de Janeiro
Journal of Natural History | Year: 2013

We studied a leaf-litter frog community from an Atlantic Rainforest area in the state of Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil. Frogs were sampled using 4 × 4-m plots. We recorded 348 individuals from 13 species. The estimated overall density of leaf-litter frogs in the study area was 6.6 frogs/100 m2 with an estimated overall frog biomass of 0.04 g/ha. Brachycephalus didactylus was the species with the highest estimated density and highest abundance. Five of the litter frog species recorded are considered endemic to the Atlantic Forest and two species are endemic to the state of Espírito Santo, including Euparkerella robusta, which is considered threatened as the result of habitat loss. The overall abundance of leaf litter was positively related to relative humidity and depth of the leaf litter. The relationship between frog body mass and frog abundance was significant, suggesting that a general biological trend in this relationship occurs in our study area. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


Werneck M.R.,BW Consultoria Veterinaria | Souza G.B.,CTA Servicos em Meio Ambiente | Berger B.C.,CTA Servicos em Meio Ambiente
Helminthologia (Poland) | Year: 2016

We report the occurrence of Neospirorchis schistosomatoides Price 1934 in a juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas L.1758) from the Brazilian coast. This species has been reported only in green turtles from the USA, Bermuda and Australia. Only two entire specimens and parts of six worms were found in the host's heart. The collection, identification and morphometric data of intact specimens of N. schistosomatoides are rare and restricted to the original description. This paper presents the first report of N. schistosomatoides in green turtles from the western South Atlantic Ocean. © 2016 Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice 2016.


Werneck M.R.,BW Consultoria Veterinaria | Souza G.B.,CTA Servicos em Meio Ambiente | Berger B.C.,CTA Servicos em Meio Ambiente | Trazzi A.,CTA Servicos em Meio Ambiente | And 4 more authors.
Helminthologia (Poland) | Year: 2015

This note reports the occurrence of Hapalotrema postorchis Rao 1976 collected from an aortic aneurysm in a green turtle (Chelonia mydas Linnaeus 1758) found on the coast of Brazil. Besides the vascular lesion, granulomatous reactions with foreign - body giant cells were found surrounding the parasite eggs in the heart, intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen, brain and kidneys. This paper presents the first report of H. postorchis and accompanying lesions in a green sea turtle from the western South Atlantic Ocean. © 2015 Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice.

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