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Teles, D A;Brito, S V;Teixeira, A A M;Ribeiro, S C;Araujo-Filho, J A;Lima, V F;Pereira, A M A;Almeida, W O
Nematodes associated with Iguana iguana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata, Iguanidae) in semi-arid areas of Northeastern Brazil
Brazilian Journal of Biology
Journal Article
Iguana iguana
Nematodes were analyzed in Iguana iguana, a large lizard Iguanidae that is widely distributed throughout the Americas. The aims of the study were investigate the helminths associated with the lizard, I. iguana in semi-arid areas of northeastern Brazil and analyze the parasitological indices (prevalence, and mean intensity of infection). A total of 18 specimens of I. iguana were examined (8 males and 10 females). The overall prevalence of infection was 66.6% (12/18), while in males, it was 75% (6/8) and in females, 60% (6/10). Iguana iguana was identified as a new host for Physaloptera sp., Atractis sp., Piratuba sp. and Subulura sp. This registered contributes to the knowledge of helminth diversity associated with this host.