Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp 59–72 | Cite as

A revision of the genus Neogrubea Dillon & Hargis, 1968 (Monogenea: Mazocraeidae): new morphological and molecular data from off the Patagonian coast of Argentina

  • Jesús Servando Hernández-OrtsEmail author
  • Gema Alama-Bermejo
  • Enrique Alberto Crespo
  • Juan Antonio Raga
  • Francisco Esteban Montero


The genus Neogrubea Dillon & Hargis, 1968 (syn. Asymmetria Suriano, 1975) is revised based on examination of type- and voucher material, and from new specimens collected from the gills of Seriolella porosa Guichenot and Stromateus brasiliensis Fowler from off Patagonia, Argentina. Morphological comparisons based on light and scanning electron microscopy and molecular data (partial SSU and LSU rDNA sequences) of the monogeneans from off Patagonia suggest that N. seriolellae Dillon & Hargis, 1968 (syns N. stromateae Gibson, 1976, A. asymmetria Suriano, 1975 and A. platensis Rey & Meneses, 1985) is currently the only species of the genus. Neogrubea soni Evdokimova, 1969 is considered a species inquirenda. An emended diagnosis of Neogrubea is presented, and new host and locality records for N. seriolellae are given in detail. Morphological characters of the members of the mazocraeid subfamily Grubeinae Price, 1961 are also discussed.


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The authors thank Néstor García, Teodora Mitu, Margarita del Dedo, Barbara Berón-Vera, Marina Aversa and Soledad Leonardi for their technical assistance. Thanks are due to Prefectura Naval Argentina and ALPESCA S.A. for allowing us to collect the material on the hake trawlers. We are grateful to Pavel Gerasev for his assistance. We also thank Pat Pilitt (USNPC), Eileen Harris (BMNH) and Paula Marcotegui (CEPAVE) for specimen loans. We are indebted to the División Zoología Invertebrados, of Museo de La Plata for allowing J.S.H.O. to study type-material of Asymmetria housed in the helminthological collection. This study was supported by the following projects: BBVA project n. BIOCON 04, AGL2010-20892 from the Spanish Government; PROMETEO 2011-040 and ISIC 2012-003 of the Valencian Government; and the Czech Science Foundation (ECIP, No. P505/12/G112). J.S.H.O. benefited a PhD student grant from the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of the Mexican Government (scholarship number 197266). Institutional support was given by the Centro Nacional Patagónico (CONICET, Argentina) and the Institute of Parasitology (RVO: 60077344).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Servando Hernández-Orts
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Gema Alama-Bermejo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Enrique Alberto Crespo
    • 5
  • Juan Antonio Raga
    • 1
  • Francisco Esteban Montero
    • 1
  1. 1.Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Science ParkUniversity of ValenciaPaternaSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Parasitology, Biology CentreASCR, v.v.i.České BudějoviceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Zoology, Biology InstituteNational Autonomous University of MexicoMexico CityMexico
  4. 4.Department of MicrobiologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  5. 5.Marine Mammal Laboratory, National Patagonic CenterCONICET and University of PatagoniaPuerto MadrynArgentina

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