Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2104
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAstronotus ocellatus may represent an terminal host for parasites. Parasite infracommunities were studied in 202 specimens of Astronotus ocellatus collected from a freshwater lake in the State of Amapá, northern Brazil. The parasites collected belonged to 11 different taxa: 3 Protozoa, 3 Monogenea, 2 Digenea metacercariae, 1 larval Nematoda, 1 Branchiura, and 1 Hirudinea.
Reference33190
Great Lakes RegionNo
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