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Diplogyrodactylus martini n. g. et sp., a viviparous monogenean, is described from the gills of gray bichir Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829, in Senegal. This new genus can be readily distinguished from the other described viviparous genera based on the morphology of the attachment apparatus. The haptor is equipped with a pair of centrally positioned(More)
Gyrodactylus malalai sp. nov. is described from the fin surface of cichlid fishes Oreochromis niloticus (L.) and Tilapia zillii (Gervais) caught in Lake Turkana (Kenya). The new species morphologically resembles Gyrodactylus nyanzae Paperna, 1973, but can be readily distinguished by the shape of the marginal hook sickles and the size of its hamuli. The(More)
Morphometrical parameters of the attachment apparatus and copulatory organs of 52 Dactylogyrus species parasitizing 17 species of cyprinid fishes were analysed to test for the existence of reproductive barriers among congeneric species. The minimal spanning tree (MST) method was applied in the analyses. The position of "real" parasite communities, based on(More)
Three species of Volsellituba n. g. and two species of Pennulituba n. g. are described from the gills of the yellowfin goatfish Mulloidichthys vanicolensis (Valenciennes) off New Caledonia (South Pacific). Volsellituba and Pennulituba resemble dactylogyrid genera whose species lack eye-spots and possess tandem or slightly overlapping gonads, a single(More)
Using indirect immuno- and enzyme-cytochemical techniques, interfaced with confocal scanning laser microscopy and standard optical microscopy, neuronal pathways have been demonstrated in whole-mount preparations of the unpaired diporpae and freshly paired juvenile stages of Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenea: Diplozoidae). All 3 main classes of neuronal(More)
Neuronal pathways have been examined in adult Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenea: Diplozoidae), using cytochemistry interfaced with confocal scanning laser microscopy, in an attempt to ascertain the status of the nervous system. Peptidergic and serotoninergic innervation was demonstrated by indirect immunocytochemistry and cholinergic components by enzyme(More)
We investigated the abundance-prevalence relationships in monogeneans belonging to the genus Dactylogyrus. A total of 182 dactylogyrid populations representing nine species were collected from the gills of roach ( Rutilus rutilus). Local abundance was found to be strongly positively correlated with prevalence. Two hypotheses were tested to explain this(More)
Paradiplozoon homoion is a representative of blood-feeding ectoparasites from the family Diplozoidae (Polyopisthocotylea, Monogenea). Although these worms have been the subject of numerous taxonomical, phylogenetic and ecological studies, the ultrastructure of the alimentary system and related structures, as well as the mechanisms of essential processes(More)
Two new species of Annulotrema Paperna & Thurston, 1969 were collected from the gills of the African tiger fish, Hydrocynus brevis, from the Gambia River basin in the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal. Annulotrema besalis n. sp. is characterized by having a male copulatory organ (MCO) composed of an arcuate copulatory tube articulated to an eight-shaped(More)
Lake Tanganyika is well-known for its high species-richness and rapid radiation processes. Its assemblage of cichlid fishes recently gained momentum as a framework to study parasite ecology and evolution. It offers a rare chance to investigate the influence of a deepwater lifestyle in a freshwater fish-parasite system. Our study represents the first(More)