Folia Parasitologica, vol. 57 (2010), issue 4

An annotated list of parasites (Isopoda, Copepoda, Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda and Nematoda) collected in groupers (Serranidae, Epinephelinae) in New Caledonia emphasizes parasite biodiversity in coral reef fish

Jean-Lou Justine, Ian Beveridge, Geoffrey A. Boxshall, Rod A. Bray, František Moravec, Jean-Paul Trilles, Ian D. Whittington

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 237-262 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.032

Over a 7-year period, parasites have been collected from 28 species of groupers (Serranidae, Epinephelinae) in the waters off New Caledonia. Host-parasite and parasite-host lists are provided, with a total of 337 host-parasite combinations, including 146 parasite identifications at the species level. Results are included for isopods (5 species), copepods (19), monogeneans (56), digeneans (28), cestodes (12), and nematodes (12). When results are restricted to those 14 fish species for which more than five specimens were examined and to parasites identified at the species level, 109 host-parasite combinations were recorded, with 63 different species,...

Two new genera and two new species of proteocephalidean tapeworms (Eucestoda) from reptiles and amphibians in Australia

Sophie de Chambrier, Alain de Chambrier

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 263-279 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.033

The examination of the type series of Ophiotaenia gallardi (Johnston, 1911) (syn. Proteocephalus gallardi Johnston, 1911) revealed that it is a mixture of two species of different genera. Lectotype of Ophiotaenia gallardi is designated and the species is redescribed on the basis of it, conspecific paralectotypes and additional materials. The remaining part of the type series belongs to Vandiermenia gen. n. (Acanthotaeniinae), with V. beveridgei sp. n. as the type- and only species. The new genus differs from all other acanthotaeniine genera, i.e. Rostellotaenia Freze, 1963, Acanthotaenia von Linstow,...

Redescription, systematic status and molecular characterisation of Multicaecum heterotis Petter, Vassiliadès et Marchand, 1979 (Nematoda: Heterocheilidae), an intestinal parasite of Heterotis niloticus (Osteichthyes: Arapaimidae) in Africa

Šárka Mašová, František Moravec, Vlastimil Baruš, Mária Seifertová

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 280-288 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.034

Ascaridoid nematodes referable to Brevimulticaecum heterotis (Petter, Vassiliadès et Marchand, 1979) Khalil, 1984 were recorded from the intestine of the African bonytongue, Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier) (Arapaimidae, Osteoglossiformes), from the Mare Simenti in the Niokolo Koba National Park, East Senegal and from Kosti, Sudan. Their examination using light microscopy and for the first time both environmental scanning electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy revealed some previously unreported morphological features and made possible a detailed redescription of this species. The most important finding is the presence...

Males of Ichthyofilaria argentinensis Incorvaia, 1999 and I. bergensis (Wülker, 1930) (Dracunculoidea: Guyanemidae): new morphological aspects and emendation of the generic diagnosis

Delfina M.P. Cantatore, Paolo Merella, Juan T. Timi

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 289-294 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.035

The adult male of dracunculoid nematode Ichthyofilaria argentinensis Incorvaia, 1999 (Guyanemidae) is described for the first time based on specimens found in the swimbladder of its type host, Merluccius hubbsi Marini (Merlucciidae), caught off the coast of Buenos Aires, Argentina (western Atlantic Ocean). In addition, the males of Ichthyofilaria bergensis (Wülker, 1930) Køie, 1993 are redescribed from specimens collected from the body cavity and visceral surface of Molva macrophthalma (Rafinesque) (Lotidae) caught in the western Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Sardinia. Light and scanning electron microscopy...

New data on the morphology and taxonomy of three species of Rhabdochona (Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) parasitizing fishes in India

František Moravec, Tomáš Scholz, Anirban Ash, Pradip Kumar Kar

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 295-306 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.036

Specimens of three little-known species of Rhabdochona (Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) were collected during occasional examinations of some freshwater fishes in India: R. (Rhabdochona) hellichi turkestanica (Skryabin, 1917) in Schizothorax sp. (Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes) from the Lodhomakhola and Rangit Rivers, West Bengal and Sikkim, respectively; R. (R.) hospeti Thapar, 1950 in Tor sp. (Cyprinidae) from the Rangit River; and R. (Globochona) mazeedi Prasad et Sahay, 1965 in Clupisoma garua (Hamilton) (Schilbeidae, Siluriformes) from the Farakka Dam Lake, West Bengal....

Pomphorhynchus omarsegundoi sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae), parasite of the banded knifefish Gymnotus carapo (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from the Paraná River basin, Argentina

Nathalia J. Arredondo, Alicia A. Gil de Pertierra

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 307-311 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.037

Pomphorhynchus omarsegundoi sp. n. from Gymnotus carapo Linnaeus from the Paraná River basin in Argentina is described in this paper. The new species is characterised by having a small body; a non-spirally twisted long neck forming an inconspicuous asymmetrical bulb more developed dorsally than ventrally; a proboscis almost cylindrical, with 11 to 12 longitudinal rows of 5 to 7 (usually 6) hooks each; presence of an apical organ; a mean neck/body ratio of about 1/8; and a post-equatorial male reproductive system, occupying 35-42% of total length. The new species can be easily distinguished from the other four South American pomphorhynchid...

J. Sitko, A. Okulewicz: Checklist of the Nematodes in Birds in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Comenius Museum Přerov, Přerov (Czech Republic), 2010. ISBN 978-80-903713-9-2, hardcover, 100 pp. Price EUR 10.00.

František Moravec

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 312 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.038

Structure of the female cephalic end and cuticular ornamentations of Paraphilometroides nemipteri (Nematoda: Philometridae), as revealed by SEM

František Moravec

Folia Parasitologica 57[4] 313-314 (2010) | DOI: 10.14411/fp.2010.039

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) examination of a paratype specimen (gravid female) of the philometrid nematode Paraphilometroides nemipteri Moravec et Shaharom-Harrison, 1989, the type species of Paraphilometroides Moravec et Shaharom-Harrison, 1989, made it possible to recognise the true structure of the cephalic end and the shape of cuticular ornamentations on the body. In contrast to other philometrid genera, the cephalic end is angular in lateral view and rounded in dorsoventral view; large external cephalic papillae are fused together to form a marked dorsal and a ventral ala, each bent into a curve; six minute internal papillae,...