Neotropical Monogenoidea: Euryhaliotrema dontykoleos n. sp. (Dactylogyridae) from the gills of the freshwater sciaenid, Pachyurus junki (Perciformes).

Abstract

Euryhaliotrema dontykoleos n. sp. (Monogenoidea, Polyonchoinea, Dactylogyridae) is described based on specimens collected from the gills of Pachyurus junki (Teleostei, Sciaenidae, Pachyurinae) in the Rio Tocantins and its tributaries, State of Tocantins, Brazil. The new species, the first species of Monogenoidea reported from a pachyurine, is easily differentiated from its congener by the presence of toothlike projections in the border of the vaginal opening and by having a trapezoidal anteromedial projection on the ventral bar. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that the new species is not a member of the clade that includes the Euryhaliotrema spp. from Plagioscion spp., a second lineage of freshwater sciaenids in South America. Euryhaliotrema dontykoleos shares an immediate ancestor with the clade formed by parasites infecting marine Paralonchurus spp., (Sciaenidae), and those of Plagioscion spp.

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@article{Fehlauer2005NeotropicalME, title={Neotropical Monogenoidea: Euryhaliotrema dontykoleos n. sp. (Dactylogyridae) from the gills of the freshwater sciaenid, Pachyurus junki (Perciformes).}, author={Karin Hoch Fehlauer and Walter Antonio Pereira Boeger}, journal={The Journal of parasitology}, year={2005}, volume={91 5}, pages={1025-7} }