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Uncharted digenean diversity in Lake Tanganyika: cryptogonimids (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) infecting endemic lates perches (Actinopterygii: Latidae)
The present study provides the first comprehensive characterisation of the digenean diversity in a fish family from Lake Tanganyika which will serve as a baseline for future explorations of the lake’s digenesan fauna.
First insights into the diversity of gill monogeneans of ‘Gnathochromis’ and Limnochromis (Teleostei, Cichlidae) in Burundi: do the parasites mirror host ecology and phylogenetic history?
It is confirmed that ‘G.’ pfefferi as a good disperser is infected by a single monogenean species across the entire Lake Tanganyika, and various evolutionary processes, such as host-switching or duplication events, might underlie the pattern observed in this particular parasite-host system.
Reduced host-specificity in a parasite infecting non-littoral Lake Tanganyika cichlids evidenced by intraspecific morphological and genetic diversity
The highly variable mitochondrial DNA indicated recent population expansion, but no ongoing parasite speciation, confirming, for the first time in freshwater, reduced parasite host specificity in the deepwater realm, probably an adaptation to low host availability.
Monogenean parasites of sardines in Lake Tanganyika: diversity, origin and intraspecific variability
A freshwater origin of the currently known monogenean species infecting clupeids in Africa is suggested, with the two species from Lake Tanganyika representing a quite distinct lineage.
Occurrence and effect of trematode metacercariae in two endangered killifishes from Greece
A comparison of relative condition and hepatosomatic and gonadosomatic indices of infected and metacercariae-free specimens showed that infection did not have a significant effect on host body condition and reproduction, and planorbid gastropods are proposed as potential first intermediate hosts in view of the host’s diet and occurrence data of molluscs in the ecosystem.
First genomic study on Lake Tanganyika sprat Stolothrissa tanganicae: a lack of population structure calls for integrated management of this important fisheries target species
A first comprehensive study on the population structure of these important fisheries target species, and can guide fisheries management, advising to manage the stock as one population, integrating one management strategy over the four riparian countries.
Co-introduction success of monogeneans infecting the fisheries target Limnothrissa miodon differs between two non-native areas: the potential of parasites as a tag for introduction pathway
Investigation of two of the best-documented introductions of Limnothrissa miodon into lakes Kivu and Kariba suggested that the origin of K. limnotrissae introduced into Lake Kariba may be the southern part of Lake Tanganyika, which supports the potential use of monogeneans as markers for host origin.