A new microcotylid, Tinrovia mamaevi n. sp. (Monogenea: Polyopisthocotylea), is described from the gills of Notacanthus bonaparte Risso (Notacanthiformes: Notacanthidae), sampled in the Western Mediterranean and North East Atlantic. This species is allocated to the subfamily Syncoelicotylinae Mamaev & Zubchenko, 1978 due to the possession of a symmetrical haptor with two separate frills. The clamps in T. mamaevi n. sp. are of the “microcotylid” type, arranged in two distinct lateral haptoral frills; the genital atrium and the copulatory organ are armed and the vaginal pore is unarmed. The new species differs from the type- and only species of the genus, T. papiliocauda Mamaev, 1987, in having a shorter and narrower haptor with a smaller number of clamps. Clamps are also smaller in the new species, testes are more numerous, the genital atrium is smaller, divided into two lateral lobes (instead of five) with a smaller number of spines and the eggs have a short and a long filament (instead of two short filaments). The host species and locality of T. mamaevi n. sp. also differ as T. papiliocauda which was recorded in Notacanthus sexspinis Richardson from the South Pacific.
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The authors thank the participants and staff on board during the BIOMARE and ANTROMARE oceanographic campaigns for their assistance. We thank the staff of the Central Service for Experimental Research (SCSIE) of the University of Valencia for technical assistance, in particular to Enrique Navarro Raga for his support. We are grateful to Aneta Kostadinova (Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences) for the translation of the Russian publications. We thank two anonymous reviewers and the editor for their constructive criticisms and helpful corrections improving the manuscript.
This study was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) Projects BIOMARE (CTM2006-13508-C02-01MAR), ANTROMARE (CTM2009-12214-C02-02-MAR). Part of the samples was collected within the frame of the EU LIFE+Project ‘INDEMARES: Inventory and designation of marine Natura 2000 areas in the Spanish sea’ (07/NAT/E/000732).
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Isbert, W., Carrassón, M., Pérez-del-Olmo, A. et al. A new species of Tinrovia Mamaev, 1987 (Monogenea: Microcotylidae) from the deep-sea fish Notacanthus bonaparte Risso (Notacanthiformes: Notacanthidae) in the Western Mediterranean and the North East Atlantic. Syst Parasitol 94, 609–619 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11230-017-9727-3
- Copulatory Organ
- Posterior Extremity
- Vitelline Follicle
- Genital Atrium
- Reykjanes Ridge