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Parasite host-switching from the invasive American red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, to the native Mediterranean pond turtle, Mauremys leprosa, in natural environments
The red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans, is among the most over-exploited animals and is still exported annually from the USA all over the world. Once introduced into its new… Expand
Lamellodiscus theroni sp. nov. (Monogenea, Diplectanidae), a gill parasite from Diplodus puntazzo (Teleostei, Sparidae) from the Mediterranean Sea
We propose to name as Lamellodiscus theroni sp. nov., the gill parasite of Diplodus puntazzo (Cetti) that was reported by Euzet (1984) as L. ergensi Euzet and Oliver, 1966 in Kerkennah Island… Expand
Introduction and invasion of the red-eared slider and its parasites in freshwater ecosystems of Southern Europe: risk assessment for the European pond turtle in wild environments
- Laurent Héritier, A. Valdeón, +7 authors O. Verneau
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- 13 March 2017
The North American red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans, which is nowadays considered among the world’s worst invasive species, could constitute a real threat to native freshwater turtles.… Expand
Description de deux nouvelles espèces de Lamellodiscus Johnston & Tiegs, 1922 (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) du groupe morphologique ‘ignoratus’, parasites de Diplodus sargus et D. vulgaris (Teleostei:…
The study of the diplectanid gill parasites of Diplodus Rafinesque (Teleostei: Sparidae) from off the Algerian coast revealed the presence of several species of Lamellodiscus Johnston & Tiegs, 1922… Expand
[Acanthobothrium minus n. sp. (Tetraphyllidea: Onchobotriidae) parasite of Raja asterias (Elasmobranchii: Rajidae) in Mediterranean Sea].
Among tetraphyllidean cestodes, parasitic in the spiral valve of Raja asterias Delaroche, colected from Algerian coasts, we obtained an onchobothriid of the genus Acanthobothrium, differing from all… Expand
Redescription de trois espèces de Calyptrobothrium Monticelli, 1893 (Tetraphyllidea: Phyllobothriidae) parasites de Torpedo marmorata et T. nobiliana (Elasmobranchii: Torpedinidae). Remarques sur…
A study of the cestodes from the intestinal parasites of torpedinid elasmobranchs off the coast of Algeria, revealed the presence, in Torpedo marmorata Risso, of a species of Calyptrobothrium… Expand
[Description of Lamellodiscus confusus n. sp, (Monogenea: Diplectanidae), parasite of Sarpa salpa (Teleostei: Sparidae)].
Lamellodiscus confusus n. sp., a diplectanid gill parasite of Sarpa salpa Linnaeus, 1758 (Sparidae) from the coast of Algeria, is described. This monogenean has been previously reported in Sarpa… Expand
A new species of Prohatschekia Nunes-Ruivo, 1954 (Copepoda: Hatschekiidae) parasitic on Scorpaena elongata (Cadenat) off Algeria
A new species of parasitic copepod, Prohatschekia mediterranea n. sp. (Siphonostomatoida: Hatschekiidae), is described from a scorpaenid fish, Scorpaena elongata, collected off Algeria. This is the… Expand
Redescription of Naobranchia variabilis Brian, 1924 (Siphonostomatoida: Lernaeopodidae), parasitic on the grey triggerfish Balistes capriscus Gmelin in Algerian coastal waters
Adults of both sexes of Naobranchia variabilis Brian, 1924 (Lernaeopodidae) are described based on material collected from the gill filaments of Balistes capriscus Gmelin, caught off the coast of… Expand