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Volume 62, Issue 3


Three monogeneans parasitic on marine sciaenid fish from Peru including description of Cynoscionicola veranoi n. sp. (Microcotylidae), and redescription of C. americanus Tantaleán, Martínez and Escalante, 1987 and Hargicotyle sciaenae Oliva and Luque, 1989 (Diclidophoridae)

Jhon D. Chero
  • Laboratorio de Parasitología General y Especializada, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemática, Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, El Agustino, Lima, Perú
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/ Celso L. Cruces
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/ Gloria Saez
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/ José L. Luque
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  • Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 74.540, Seropédica, RJ, CEP 23851-970, Brazil
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Published Online: 2017-07-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0081


Cynoscionicola veranoi n. sp. (Monogenea: Microcotylidae) is described based on specimens collected from the gills of lorna drum Sciaena deliciosa (Tschudi, 1846) (Sciaenidae) from Peru. The new species can be differentiated from the other congeneric species by the combination of the following characteristics: (1) haptor with two types of clamps, (2) number and shape of the spines in anterolateral pouches of genital atrium (10–11 curved spines and 3–4 short and bifid spines with a knob in each lateral margin), (3) number and shape of the spines in posterolateral pouches of genital atrium (13–18 bifid spines), (4) 4–6 small spherical unarmed pouches in the genital atrium, and (5) 10–15 testes. In addition, a redescription of Cynoscionicola americanus Tantaleán, Martínez and Escalante, 1987 and Hargicotyle sciaenae Oliva and Luque, 1989 (Diclidophoridae) based on examination of type material and newly collected specimens from snakehead kingcroaker Menticirrhus ophicephalus (Jenyns, 1840) and S. deliciosa (type hosts), respectively, are provided herein.

Keywords: Monogenea; Cynoscionicola; Hargicotyle; Sciaenidae; Peru; Pacific Ocean


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About the article

Received: 2017-02-24

Revised: 2017-05-16

Accepted: 2017-05-19

Published Online: 2017-07-05

Published in Print: 2017-09-26

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages 675–687, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0081.

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