Paranaella luquei (Monogenea: Microcotylidae), an ectoparasite from the gills of Steindachnerina brevipinna, in the tributaries Corvo and Guairacá, Paranapanema River, Paraná, Brazil

Paranaella luquei is a monogenean from family Microcotylidae, which was found parasitizing the gills of Steindachnerina brevipinna (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889), collected in two different tributaries of Paranapanema River, Paraná, Brazil. This parasite was the first species of Microcotylidae described parasitizing freshwater fishes (Hypostomus sp… CONTINUE READING