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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 2000Expand
Larvae of Contracaecum sp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in the threatened freshwater fish Sandelia capensis (Anabantidae) in South Africa.
TLDR
Although the nematode seems to be a common parasite of S. capensis in the locality under study, the low intensity of infection recorded and the generally known low pathogenicity of Contracaecum larvae in fish indicate that this parasite probably does not represent a danger to the local population of this threatened fish species. Expand
Myxozoans infecting the sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus in the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana, including descriptions of two new species, Henneguya samochimensis sp. n. and Myxobolus
During a recent investigation of parasites infecting fishes from the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana (southern Africa) fourteen sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)Expand
Myxobolus species (Myxozoa), parasites of fishes in the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana, including descriptions of two new species.
Fieldwork was conducted in 1998 and 1999 in the Okavango River and Delta and a total of 275 fishes representing 31 species were examined for the presence of myxosporean parasites. A total of sevenExpand
Studies on ascaridid, oxyurid and enoplid nematodes (Nematoda) from fishes of the Okavango River, Botswana.
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Based on light and scanning electron microscopical studies, eight species (five adult and three larval) of nematodes belonging to the Ascaridida, Oxyurida and Enoplida were collected from fishes of the Okavango River, Botswana, and a new species Cithariniella longicaudata is described for the first time. Expand
Argulus izintwala n. sp. (Crustacea: Branchiura) from Lake St Lucia, South Africa
During surveys of the fish parasites of Lake St Lucia on the coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, specimens of an hitherto undescribed argulid were found on the skin of the kelee shad Hilsa keleeExpand
Redescription of Argulus multipocula Barnard, 1955 (Crustacea: Branchiura) collected on the west coast of SouthAfrica
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Argulus multipocula Barnard, 1955 was originally described from a single female found in a littoral sample from the east coast of South Africa but based on light and scanning electron microscope studies of 25 females collected from the southern mullet Liza richardsonii on the west coast ofSouth Africa is presented. Expand
Ecology of diplostomid (Trematoda: Digenea) infection in freshwater fish in southern Africa
The complex life cycles of most trematode parasites include three hosts. The first intermediate host is a snail, the second is normally a teleost fish and a piscivorous bird serves as the definitiveExpand
Description of life stages, molecular characterisation as well as a new host and locality record of Chonopeltis lisikili Van As and Van As (1996) from Phongolo River, South Africa
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Information on body measurements and morphological information of all the life stages of the Phongolo material is provided as well as the first molecular characterisation of a Chonopeltis species using COI and 18 S rRNA partial sequencing. Expand
Lamproglena hepseti n. sp. (Copepoda: Lernaeidae), a gill parasite of the African pike Hepsetus odoe (Bloch) from the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana.
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This Lamproglena species distinctly differs from all known species based on morphological features, in particular the cephalothorax and the maxilliped; it is described as L. hepseti n. Expand