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Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 143-151

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

  • Linda BassonAffiliated withResearch Unit for Fish Biology, Rand Afrikaans University
  • , J. G. Van AsAffiliated withResearch Unit for Fish Biology, Rand Afrikaans University

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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.