Failure to diverge in African Great Lakes: The case of Dolicirroplectanum lacustre gen. nov. comb. nov. (Monogenea, Diplectanidae) infecting latid hosts

@article{Kmentov2020FailureTD,
  title={Failure to diverge in African Great Lakes: The case of Dolicirroplectanum lacustre gen. nov. comb. nov. (Monogenea, Diplectanidae) infecting latid hosts},
  author={Nikol Kmentov{\'a} and Stephan Koblm{\"u}ller and Maarten Van Steenberge and Tom J. Artois and Fidel Muterezi Bukinga and Th{\'e}ophile Mulimbwa N'sibula and Donatien Muzumani Risasi and Pascal Masilya Mulungula and Milan Gelnar and Maarten P. M. Vanhove},
  journal={Journal of Great Lakes Research},
  year={2020},
  volume={46},
  pages={1113-1130}
}
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