Folia Parasitologica, vol. 56 (2009), issue 3

Folia Parasitologica 56[3] 167-172 (2009) | 10.14411/fp.2009.020

Trichodinids (Ciliophora: Peritrichida) of Mugil platanus (Mugiliformes: Mugilidae) and Micropogonias furnieri (Perciformes: Sciaenidae) from Samborombón Bay, Argentina, with the description of a new species

Paula S. Marcotegui, Sergio R. Martorelli
Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE), Centro Científico Tecnológico - La Plata, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (CCT-La Plata, CONICET, UNLP), Argentina

During surveys of parasites of the whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest) and the mullet Mugil platanus Günther from Samborombón Bay, Argentina, Trichodina puytoraci, T. lepsii, T. jadranica, T. murmanica, Diparitella simplex and Trichodina scalensis sp. n. were morphologically studied. Taxonomic and morphometric data for these trichodinids based on dry silver nitrate-impregnated specimens are presented. This study is the first formal report of these trichodinids from the southwest Atlantic Ocean, and the description of a new species from M. platanus.

Keywords: Ciliophora, Trichodina, Dipartiella, fish parasites, gill parasites, Southwest Atlantic

Received: February 11, 2009; Accepted: July 10, 2009; Published: September 1, 2009


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