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The genus lobatostoma (Trematoda: Aspidocotylea) in the pacific coast of South America, with description of Lobatostoma veranoi new species, parasite of Menticirrhus ophycephalus (Teleostei: Sciaenidae)

Authors
  • Oliva, Marcelo E.
  • Luque, Jose L.
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1989
Source
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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English
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Abstract

The presence of three aspidocotyleans trematodes in marine fishes from Perú and Chile is reported. One of them, Lobatostoma veranoi from the intestine of Menticirrhus ophicephalu (Sciaenidae) is considered a new species. Distinct characteristcs of the new species are:a cirrus sac smaller than the pharynx; tail overlapping posteriorly the ventral disk; testis in the last third of the body and the presence of 64-66 marginal alveoli. The two other species are Lobatostoma pacificum Manter, 1940 found in Trachinotus paitensis Cuvier, 1830 from Perú and Chile and Lobatostoma Anisotremum Oliva & Carvajal, 1984 from the intestine of Anisotremus scapularis (Tschudi, 1844) from Perú.

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