Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 143–151

Trichodinid (Ciliophora; Peritricha) gill parasites of freshwater fish in South Africa

Authors

  • Linda Basson
    • Research Unit for Fish BiologyRand Afrikaans University
  • J. G. Van As
    • Research Unit for Fish BiologyRand Afrikaans University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00012192

Cite this article as:
Basson, L. & Van As, J.G. Syst Parasitol (1987) 9: 143. doi:10.1007/BF00012192

Summary

Trichodinella epizootica (Raabe, 1950) and seven new species of trichodinid ectoparasites (Ciliophora: Peritricha) were identified from both wild and pond fishes collected during an extensive survey of fish ponds, rivers and lakes in the Transvaal, South Africa. The new species are Tripartiella clavodonta n. sp., T. lechridens n. sp., T. leptospina, n. sp., T. macrosoma n. sp., T. nana n. sp., T. orthodens n. sp. and Trichodinella crennulata n. sp.

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