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Volume 61, Issue 2

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Paradiplozoon iraqensis n. sp. (Monogenea: Diplozoinae) from Cyprinion macrostomum (Cyprinidae) in the Tigris River, Iraq

Fatima Shihab Al-Nasiri / Juan Antonio Balbuena
  • Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, P.O. Box 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain
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Published Online: 2016-03-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0039

Abstract

A new species of monogenean diplozoid, Paradiplozoon iraqensis n. sp., from the gills of Cyprinion macrostomum Heckel from the Tigris River in Tikrit, Iraq is described. P. iraqensis n. sp. is distinguished from other species of the genus by the size of plicae on the fore- and hind body, the number of the branches of the intestinal caecum in fore body, intestinal caecum not extending to haptor, the size of the clamps and the morphology of the clamp sclerites, and by the length of the central hooks. Details of the shape and size of eggs, and of the reproductive system and prohaptoral region are provided. The present study raises the number of species of Paradiplozoon recorded in Iraq to 15.

Key words: Monogenea; Diplozoinae; Paradiplozoon; new species; Cyprinidae; fish; Iraq

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About the article

Received: 2015-06-02

Revised: 2015-09-25

Accepted: 2015-12-03

Published Online: 2016-03-30

Published in Print: 2016-06-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 61, Issue 2, Pages 291–298, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0039.

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