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A further contribution to the taxonomy of the Trichodinidae (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) and a review of the taxonomic status of some fish ectoparasitic trichodinids
This paper proposes a method to describe the shape of the denticles by constructing lines extending from the centre of the adhesive disc to the tip of the Denticles, which provide fixed points of reference that can aid in an accurate description ofThe denticle elements.
Trichodinid ectoparasites (Ciliophora: Peritrichida) of freshwater fishes of the Zambesi River System, with a reappraisal of host specificity
Over a period of five years parasitological surveys were carried out on the freshwater fish fauna in the eastern Caprivi which included the upper Zambesi River, a section of the Chobe and Kwando Rivers, and vast swampy areas, of which nine are new species described here-in.
Trichodinid ectoparasites of cichlid and cyprinid fishes in South Africa and Israel
SummaryThree new and seven known species of trichodinid ectoparasites (Ciliophora: Peritricha) were identified from cichlid and cyprinid fishes collected from fish ponds, natural and man-made lakes,…
Life cycle of the temporary fish parasite, Gnathia africana (Crustacea: Isopoda: Gnathiidae).
It was found that G. africana has three larval stages, consisting of three unfed (zuphea) and three fed (praniza) stages, and the sex of the third and final praniza stage could be determined by the presence of either a testis or two ovaries in the dorsal pereon.
Gnathia pantherina sp. n. (Crustacea: Isopoda: Gnathiidae), a temporary ectoparasite of some elasmobranch species from southern Africa.
Characteristic features of this species include the large size of all the final life-cycle stages, the deeply divided mediofrontal process of the male, the morphology of the pylopods and maxillipedes of the female, and the number of teeth on the mandibles andmaxillules of the praniza larvae.
Four new myxozoans (Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) from intertidal fishes along the south coast of Africa.
Current records of marine myxozoans from the coast of Africa are limited to the descriptions of 52 species from mostly Senegal, with a few from Tunisia and southern Africa. Between 1998 and 2000…
Host specificity of trichodinid ectoparasites of freshwater fish.
First Records of Trichodinid Ectoparasites (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) from Introduced Freshwater Fishes in Tasmania, Australia, with Comments on Pathogenicity
- L. Basson
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 7 November 2010
During parasitological surveys in Tasmania (Australia), four introduced fish species were investigated for the presence of trichodinid ectoparasites, and a fifth species, i.e. Trichodina tunnae sp.
An endosymbiotic Trichonid, Trichodina rhinobatae sp. n. [Ciliophora: Petrichia] found in the Lesser guitarfish, Rhinobatos annulatus Smith, 1841 [Rajiformes: Rhinobatidae] from the South African…