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Evolution of host specificity in monogeneans of Cichlidogyrus/Scutogyrus group parasitizing African cichlid fish.

@inproceedings{Mendlov2013EvolutionOH,
  title={Evolution of host specificity in monogeneans of Cichlidogyrus/Scutogyrus group parasitizing African cichlid fish.},
  author={Monika Mendlov{\'a} and Andrea {\vS}imkov{\'a}},
  year={2013}
}
Evolution and determinants of host specificity in gill monogeneans of Cichlidogyrus and Scutogyrus species parasitizing African Cichlidae were investigated. More specifically, we analyzed (1) the link between host specificity and parasite phylogeny, (2) potential morphometric correlates of host specificity (i.e. parasite body size and morphometric variables of attachment apparatus), (3) potential determinants of host specificity following the hypothesis of ecological specialization and the… 
Diversity and host specificity of monogenean gill parasites (Platyhelminthes) of cichlid fishes in the Bangweulu-Mweru ecoregion
TLDR
The parasite fauna in Bangweulu-Mweru is highly similar in species composition to Lake Kariba, but the same parasite species are more host-specific, probably because of hydrogeographical differences between the two regions.