Folia Parasitologica, vol. 56 (2009), issue 4

Folia Parasitologica 56[4] 313-316 (2009) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2009.036

Acanthochondria serrani sp. n. (Copepoda: Chondracanthidae) parasitic on Serranus auriga (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Argentinean waters

Paola E. Braicovich1,2, Juan T. Timi1,2
1 Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3350, (7600) Mar del Plata, Argentina
2 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

A new species of Acanthochondria Oakley, 1927 (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Chondracanthidae), parasitic on Serranus auriga (Cuvier) from the Argentinean coastal zone, is described and illustrated. The new species differs from its congeners by the relative length of the neck and the protopod of leg 2. This is the second record of this genus for the South-eastern Atlantic and the first one from a serranid host.

Keywords: parasitic copepods, marine fish, systematics, Argentina

Received: October 1, 2009; Accepted: November 16, 2009; Published: December 1, 2009


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