Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 143–151 | Cite as

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

  • Linda Basson
  • J. G. Van As


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Basson
    • 1
  • J. G. Van As
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Unit for Fish BiologyRand Afrikaans UniversityJohannesburgSouth Africa

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