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22 December 2020 Chewing Lice of Fregata magnificens with First Record of Fregatiella aurifasciata (Phthiraptera: Amblycera) in Brazil
Magda Antonello, Rubem F. S. Menna-Barreto, Daniela Leles, J. R. Pires, Beatriz Brener
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Abstract

The genus Fregata includes 5 species, with 3 recorded in Brazil, with Fregata magnificens being the most abundant. However, its ectoparasitic fauna is still little known. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of ectoparasites of F. magnificens residing along the coast of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo collected by 2 animal rehabilitation centers. Samples were collected from 5 frigatebirds of the Instituto Argonauta in São Paulo and 10 frigatebirds of the Centro de Recuperação de Animais Selvagens (CRAS) in Rio de Janeiro. Species of lice were identified using both morphological and molecular methods. Scanning electron microscopy was also used for identification. Colpocephalum spineum, Fregatiella aurifasciata, and Pectinopygus fregatiphagus were identified. All 3 louse species have previously been recorded from this host outside Brazil, but only P. fregatiphagus has been recorded from Brazil. This paper reports the first occurrence of F. aurifasciata and C. spineum in Brazil. It is also the first record of P. fregatiphagus in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

© American Society of Parasitologists 2020
Magda Antonello, Rubem F. S. Menna-Barreto, Daniela Leles, J. R. Pires, and Beatriz Brener "Chewing Lice of Fregata magnificens with First Record of Fregatiella aurifasciata (Phthiraptera: Amblycera) in Brazil," Journal of Parasitology 106(6), 828-834, (22 December 2020). https://doi.org/10.1645/19-184
Published: 22 December 2020
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Brazil
ectoparasite
first record
Fregata magnificens
Fregatidae
Fregatiella aurifasciata
lice
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