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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 106, No. 3, 2011, pp. 335-338
Bioline Code: oc11055
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 106, No. 3, 2011, pp. 335-338

 en Pauciconfibula patagonensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov. (Monogenea: Microcotylidae) parasitizing the horsefish, Congiopodus peruvianus check for this species in other resources (Pisces: Congiopodidae), from the Patagonian Shelf, Argentina
Cantatore, Delfina M.P.; Lanfranchi, Ana L. & Timi, Juan T.


Pauciconfibula patagonensis sp. nov. (Monogenea: Microcotylidae), parasite of gill filaments of the horsefish, Congiopodus peruvianus (Congiopodidae) collected in the Patagonian Shelf, Argentina, is described and illustrated. The new species is characterized by having intestinal caeca not confluent and entering into the haptor, vitelline follicles extending from the genital pore to near the posterior portion of haptor, two parallel rows each comprised of 16-20 microcotylid clamps in the haptor, 25-43 testes and a fusiform egg with one very long tangled polar filament. P. patagonensis is the only member of the genus known to parasitize a scorpaeniform host and represents the first record of a representative of this genus in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Microcotylidae - Pauciconfibula patagonensis - Congiopodus peruvianus - Patagonian Shelf - Argentina

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