Amblyomma dissimile (Acari: Ixodidae) in Hydrodynastes gigas (Squamata: Colubridae) in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brasil - Short Communication
Keywords:Snake, Hydrodynastes gigas, False water cobra, Tick, Amblyomma dissimile
AbstractHydrodynastes giga (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) best known as false water cobra, is a big-sized snake, which lives in Northern, Middle-western, Southeastern and Southern Brazil and might be infested by ectoparasites, such as ticks from the Amblyomma genus. In December 2007 three ticks were manually collected from a H. gigas in the Miranda wetlands, MS, Brazil (19º51'-19º58'S; 56º17'-56º24'W). All ticks were placed in identified bottles and then sent to the Laboratório de Parasitologia of ULBRA Veterinary Hospital, Canoas, RS, where the identification of three males of the Amblyomma dissimile species was carried out. This note is the first report of A. dissimile parasitizing snakes of the H. gigas species in the Miranda wetlands, MS, Brazil.
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Fischer, C. D. B., Mottin, V. D., Heerdt, M., Filadelfo, T., Ceresér, V. H., Queirolo, M. T., & Allgayer, M. C. (2009). Amblyomma dissimile (Acari: Ixodidae) in Hydrodynastes gigas (Squamata: Colubridae) in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brasil - Short Communication. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 46(5), 400-403. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2009.26790
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