Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 93, Issue 9, pp 847–862 | Cite as

New species of Ameloblastella Kritsky, Mendoza-Franco & Scholz, 2000 and Cosmetocleithrum Kritsky, Thatcher & Boeger, 1986 (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) infecting the gills of catfishes (Siluriformes) from the Peruvian Amazonia

  • Edgar F. Mendoza-Franco
  • Carlos A. Mendoza-Palmero
  • Tomáš Scholz


During a research on gill ectoparasites of siluriform fishes from the Peruvian Amazonia, the following monogeneans were found: Ameloblastella edentensis n. sp. from Hypophthalmus edentatus Spix & Agassiz; Ameloblastella peruensis n. sp. from Hypophthalmus sp.; Ameloblastella formatrium n. sp. from Pimelodidae gen. sp. (type-host) and Duopalatinus cf. peruanus Eigenmann & Allen; Ameloblastella unapioides n. sp. from Sorubim lima (Bloch & Schneider) (type-host) and Pimelodus sp; Cosmetocleithrum tortum n. sp. from Nemadoras hemipeltis (Eigenmann); and Cosmetocleithrum bifurcum n. sp. from Hassar orestis (Steindachner) (both Doradidae). All new species described herein are mainly differentiated from their congeners based on the morphology of the copulatory complex. The pimelodids H. edentatus and S. lima, and the doradids N. hemipeltis and H. orestis represent new hosts species for species of Ameloblastella Kritsky, Mendoza-Franco & Scholz, 2000 and Cosmetocleithrum Kritsky, Thatcher & Boeger, 1986, respectively. The morphological diagnosis of the present species of Ameloblastella and Cosmetocleithrum also supported by a previous molecular analysis of these species is briefly discusssed herein.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar F. Mendoza-Franco
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Mendoza-Palmero
    • 2
  • Tomáš Scholz
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Ecología, Pesquerías y Oceanografía del Golfo de México (EPOMEX)Universidad Autónoma de CampecheCampecheMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de BiologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico
  3. 3.Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South BohemiaČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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