Gastrointestinal helminth parasites of Amazonetta brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1718) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) in the municipality of Arambaré, Rio Grande do Sul
It was necropsied one specimen of Amazonetta brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1718) found in the Patos Lagoon, municipalityof Arambaré, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The specimen was necropsied and it’s organs analysed by stereomicroscope. The parasites were identified as Epomidiostomum sp. and Cloacotaenia megalops, with 7 and 3 of mean intensity, respectively. This report characterizes the first occurrence of Epomidiostomum sp. and Cloacotaenia megalops parasitizing Amazonetta brasiliensis in the Patos Lagoon, Rio Grande do Sul, increasing knowledge about the geographical distribution.