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Neotropical Monogenoidea 62. Biotodomella mirospinata gen. nov., sp. nov. (Polyonchoinea: Dactylogyridae): a parasite of the gills of Biotodoma cupido (Cichliformes: Cichlidae), from the Peruvian Amazon

Authors
  • Morey, Germán Augusto Murrieta
  • Arimuya, Mariana Vásquez
  • Boeger, Walter A.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Source
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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English
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Abstract

ABSTRACT Biotodomella gen. nov. (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) is proposed to accommodate Biotodomella mirospinata sp. nov., found on the gills of Biotodoma cupido (Heckel, 1840) (“cara bonita” or “green-streaked eartheater”), a freshwater cichlid from the Peruvian Amazon. The new genus and species differ from other Neotropical dactylogyrids in having the hooks of each hook pair well-differentiated from the remaining pairs, shafts varying in robustness, weakly sclerotized expansions at the proximal end of shaft, and a dorsal anchor with grooved shaft, bifid point. This study represents the first record of a monogenoid from a species of Biotodoma Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903.

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