Folia Parasitologica, vol. 61 (2014), issue 1

Folia Parasitologica 61[1] 63-68 (2014) | 10.14411/fp.2014.003

Capillostrongyloides morae sp. n. (Nematoda: Capillariidae) from deep-sea fish (Teleostei, Moridae) in the western Mediterranean Sea

David González-Solís1,4, Maite Carrassón2, Ana Pérez-del-Olmo2,3
1 Laboratorio de Necton, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Unidad Chetumal, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico;
2 Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain;
3 Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Parc Científic, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain;
4 Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Èeské Budìjovice, Czech Republic

A new capillariid nematode, Capillostrongyloides morae sp. n., is described from specimens collected from the stomach and intestine of the common mora, Mora moro (Risso), and the Mediterranean codling, Lepidion lepidion (Risso) (both Gadiformes, Moridae), off the Mediterranean coasts of Spain. The new species shows similar morphological features as other congeneric species occurring in freshwater and marine fishes, but it differs in the length of the body and spicules, the size of the caudal bursa, and the presence of an elevated anterior vulvar lip. Capillostrongyloides morae sp. n. is the second species within the genus for which the presence of a stylet is reported, and the first one in which this structure along with the distribution of cephalic papillae and oral structures (e.g. lips and lobes) are clearly shown by using scanning electron microscopy.

Keywords: Gadiformes, Lepidion lepidion, Mora moro, Spain

Received: May 17, 2013; Accepted: June 27, 2013; Prepublished online: January 10, 2014; Published: January 11, 2014


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