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Volume 54, Issue 4


Description of Afrogyrodactylus ardae sp. n. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from Rhabdalestes septentrionalis (Characiformes: Alestidae) in the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

I. Přikrylová
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  • Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Water Research Group, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Department of Biodiversity, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa
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Published Online: 2017-11-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/helm-2017-0045


The monogenean, Afrogyrodactylus ardae sp. n., is described from the African tetra, Rhadbalestes septentrionalis (Characiformes: Alestidae), collected from the Niokolo Koba and Gambie Rivers in the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal during 2008. The newly described species can be differentiated from three known species of the genus based on the dimensions of its opisthaptoral hard parts, having the smallest ones, and based on the shape of the marginal hooks sickle. The present finding represents a new host record for the genus Afrogyrodactylus.

Keywords: new species; Afrogyrodactylus; Gyrodactylidae; morphology; Senegal


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Received: 2017-05-02

Accepted: 2017-08-08

Published Online: 2017-11-01

Published in Print: 2017-12-01

Citation Information: Helminthologia, Volume 54, Issue 4, Pages 330–335, ISSN (Online) 1336-9083, ISSN (Print) 0440-6605, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/helm-2017-0045.

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