Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 51-52

Leucism in South American lungfishes Lepidosiren paradoxa Fitzinger, 1837 (Osteichthyes, Dipnoi, Lepidosirenidae) from Argentina

Romano, Luis APedrosa, Virgínia F

The present study reports a case of leucism in South American Lungfish Lepidosiren paradoxa captured in Corrientes, Argentina. It was observed a change in cutaneous pigmentation, and it was concluded that it was leucism and not albinism, since there was a decrease of tegumentary melanin pigment and normal pigmentation in the retina.(AU)

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