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A new species of Kritskyia (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) parasitic in the urinary bladder of Salminus brasiliensis (Characiformes) from the Pantanal wetlands, Brazil

Patrícia Cepeda EMAIL logo , Paulo Ceccarelli and José Luque
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


A new species of Kritskyia Kohn, 1990 (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae, Ancyrocephalinae) is described from the urinary bladder of Salminus brasiliensis (Cuvier, 1816) (Characiformes, Characidae) from the Cuiabá River, the Pantanal wetlands, Brazil. The male copulatory apparatus of the new species differs from those of other species of the genus by the presence of a bipartite accessory piece (distally and proximally linked), one part grooved, serving as guide for distal portion of the MCO. Moreover, the vagina of the new species differs from those of congeners by possessing distal digitiform processes.

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Published Online: 2011-8-4
Published in Print: 2011-9-1

© 2011 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS

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