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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Absence Of Ectoparasites In Boa Constrictor Amarali (squamata: Boidae) From Anthropic Environments Of The Capivari River Basin, São Paulo State, Brazil
Author: Cutolo A.A.
Teodoro A.K.M.
Junior P.M.
Abstract: As part of the municipal Epidemiology Surveilance Program of Brazilian Spotted Fever of Monte Mor county, São Paulo state, 55 free living boas (Boa constrictor amarali) were captured and inspected during a 36 months period, for identification of their ectoparasitic fauna, after notification of their presence by local citizens whose found the animals at a random basis. The weight of boas ranged from 0.1 to 5.75 kg for the 29 captured males (mean 2.56 kg) and 0.1 to 6.9 kg for the 24 captured females (mean 3.49 kg). The length ranged from 0.5 to 1.95 cm for males and 0.5 to 1.85 cm for females, with averages of 1.47 and 1.45 respectively. No macroscopic ectoparasite was found on the inspected individuals. Since boas came from disturbed natural areas, it is possible that the animals are profiting from the anthropic environment, occupying an inadequate environment to maintain their natural populations of ectoparasites.
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Date Issue: 2012
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