Monogenean parasites of sardines in Lake Tanganyika: diversity, origin and intraspecific variability

@article{Kmentov2018MonogeneanPO,
  title={Monogenean parasites of sardines in Lake Tanganyika: diversity, origin and intraspecific variability},
  author={Nikol Kmentov{\'a} and Maarten Van Steenberge and Joost A. M. Raeymaekers and Stephan Koblm{\"u}ller and Pascal I. Habl{\"u}tzel and Fidel Muterezi Bukinga and T. Mulimbwa N'sibula and Pascal Masilya Mulungula and Beno{\^i}t Nzigidahera and Gaspard Ntakimazi and Milan Gelnar and Maarten P. M. Vanhove},
  journal={Contributions to Zoology},
  year={2018}
}
Whereas Lake Tanganyika’s littoral and benthic zones are famous for their diverse fish communities, its pelagic zone is dominated by few species, of which two representatives of Clupeidae (Limnothrissa miodon and Stolothrissa tanganicae) take a pivotal role. We investigated the monogenean fauna infecting these freshwater clupeids to explore the link between parasite morphology and host species identity, or seasonal and geographical origin, which may reveal host population structure. Furthermore… 

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