First record of Conidophrys pilisuctor (Ciliophora:Pilisuctorida) as ectosymbiont of Hyalella azteca from Mexico
The pilisuctorid ciliate Conidophrys pilis conductor is recorded for the first time as ectosymbiont of the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca collected in Pátzcuaro Lake, Michoacán, Mexico and it is shown that there was not a homogeneous ciliate preference for the body regions of H. aztca.
First Record of Lagenophrys dennisi (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) on the Exoskeleton of Crayfish Cambarellus patzcuarensis
Lagenophrys dennisi, a peritrich ciliate, was observed attached to the exoskeleton of the crayfish Cambarellus patzcuarensis in Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico and is the first record of its presence in Mexico.
Lagenophrys lenticula and L. patina (Peritricha), epibionts of Hyalella azteca (Amphipoda). A study using scanning electron microscopy to reveal details of the lorica aperture
The peritrich ciliates Lagenophrys lenticula and L. patina are epibionts of the amphipod Hyalella azteca, from Pwtzcuaro Lake, Michoacwn, Mexico, enabling fine characterization of the lips of the lorica aperture and complete description of each species.
EPIBIONT PERITRICHIDS (CILIOPHORA: PERITRICHIDA: EPISTYLIDIDAE) ON THE CRAYFISH CAMBARELLUS PATZCUARENSIS IN LAKE PÁTZCUARO, MICHOACÁN, MEXICO
Epistylid species did not show any preference for a particular body region but rather utilized the substrate available, and every body part plays an important role as a substrate; this is consistent with the value obtained from the G test.
DISTRIBUTION AND PREVALENCE OF 15 SPECIES OF EPIBIONT PERITRICH CILIATES ON THE CRAYFISH CAMBARELLUS PATZCUARENSIS VILLALOBOS, 1943 IN LAKE PÁTZCUARO, MICHOACÁN, MEXICO
The results showed that the gills had no similarity with respect to the other body parts as regards peritrich attachment, and the pereiopods and the uropods were the body parts with the highest species richness, the gill had the lowest.