Three new species of Demidospermus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) parasitic on Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) from the Araguaia River, Brazil.

@article{Cepeda2010ThreeNS,
  title={Three new species of Demidospermus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) parasitic on Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) from the Araguaia River, Brazil.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Barizon Cepeda and Jos{\'e} Luis Luque},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          869-73
        }
}
Three new species of dactylogyrids (Monogenea) from the Araguaia River in Brazil are described herein. Specimens of Demidospermus ceccarellii n. sp., Demidospermus brachyplatystomae n. sp., and Demidospermus araguaiaensis n. sp. were collected from the gills of the siluriform fish, Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein, 1819). The 3 new species can be easily distinguished from their congeners by the shape of the male copulatory organ (MCO) and accessory piece. Demidospermus ceccarellii n… CONTINUE READING
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