Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 483-490

Three new species of Monogenea (Platyhelminthes) parasites of fish in the Guandu river, southeastern Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v34i4.10466

Doro Abdallah, VanessaKozlowiski de Azevedo, RodneyLuis Fernando Luque, José

Current essay describes three new Monogenean species, namely, Cosmetocleithrum striatuli sp. nov., Jainus leporini sp. nov. and Rhabdosynochus guanduensis sp. nov., parasites on the gills of Trachelyopterus striatulus (Steindachner, 1877), Leporinus copelandii Steindachner, 1875 and Centropomus undecimalis (Bloch, 1792), respectively. Fish were collected from the Guandu river, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between August 2005 and November 2008. Cosmetocleithrum striatuli sp. nov. differs from all other congeneric species by the shape of an accessory piece (more robust and resembling a crustacean claw or chela) and by the shape of its ventral and dorsal bars (not V-shaped and with expanded lateral ends directed to the rear). Jainus leporini sp. nov. differs from all other Jainus species by the male copulation organ (MCO), with a 2-ring coil, by the absence of medial projection on ventral bar and by a plate-like sclerotized structure associated to the vagina. Rhabdosynochus guanduensis sp. nov. differs from all other congeneric species by the morphology of the copulation complex and by a shell-shaped vagina.  

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