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Atlas of the helminth parasites of cichlid fish of Mexico.
An Atlas of the Helminth Parasites of Cichlid Fish of Mexico and its Discoverers is published.
Helminth communities of four commercially important fish species from Chetumal Bay, Mexico
Phylogeny is important because it clearly separates all four host species by their specialist parasites, although specific habitat and feeding habits also significantly influence the differentiation between the four fish species.
Nematodes parasitic in fishes of cenotes (= sinkholes) of the Peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico. Part 1. Adults.
The nematode fauna of fishes in cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula shows its appurtenance to the Neotropical fauna with close affinities with that of fish nematodes from South America, but with a considerable degree of endemism.
The Introduced Asian Parasitic Copepod Neoergasilus japonicus (Harada) (Cyclopoida: Ergasilidae) from Endangered Cichlid Teleosts in Mexico
It is a matter of concern that this copepod is parasitizing endangered or threatened endemic cichlids in the Neotropical region because its high infective efficiency and ability to shift hosts, this Asian parasite is expected to spread farther southwards into Central and South America.
Helminth parasites of Epinephelus morio (Pisces: Serranidae) of the Yucatan Peninsula, southeastern Mexico.
The present paper comprises a systematic survey of helminths from 202 red groupers, Epinephelus morio (Valenciennes) (Pisces: Serranidae), the most important commercial marine fish in the region,
Nematodes parasitic in fishes of cenotes (= sinkholes) of the Peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico. Part 2. Larvae.
A systematic survey of larval nematodes collected from fishes from cenotes (= sinkholes) of the Peninsula of Yucatan, southern Mexico, in 1993-1994, finding that fishes harbouring the larvae of these parasites serve as paratenic hosts, being mostly an important source of infection for the definitive hosts.
Secondary Rain Forests are not Havens for Reptile Species in Tropical Mexico
The hypothesis that secondary forests can act as reservoirs of primary forest reptile diversity is dismissed on the basis that many taxa depend largely on habitat quality and have specialized life-history traits, and that biological succession does not guarantee the recovery of assemblage complexity.
Redescription of Spinitectus tabascoensis (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae) from fishes of the Lacandon rain forest in Chiapas, southern Mexico, with remarks on Spinitectus macrospinosus and S. osorioi.
Detailed light and electron microscopical studies of S. tabascoensis revealed some taxonomically important, previously not observed features, such as cuticular spines arranged in four sectors, the cephalic structure, the number of ventral precloacal ridges or the structure of the male caudal end, which are redescribed.
Parasitic copepods from reef grunts (Teleostei, Haemulidae) with description of a new species of Lernanthropus (Siphonostomatoida, Lernanthropidae) from the Mexican Caribbean
This is the third species of Lernanthropus known from reef grunts in the Caribbean and the second species of the genus described from Mexican waters, and the infection prevalence of the new species on H. sciurus (24%) was higher than that known for L. rathbuni from other haemulids.
Some adult endohelminths parasitizing freshwater fishes from the Atlantic drainages of Nicaragua
The majority of species have previously been found in freshwater fishes from southeastern Mexico, which indicates a close similarity of the helminth faunas of both regions, in accordance with previous data on the larval stages of endohelminths and gill monogeneans.