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Acta Oceanologica Sinica

, Volume 37, Issue 10, pp 91–97 | Cite as

Four first records of trichodinid (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) ectoparasites from cultured molluscs and fishes in China

  • Zifeng Zhan
  • Hong Zeng
  • Nengfeng Lin
  • Kuidong Xu
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Abstract

Four species of Trichodina parasitizing the gills of cultured molluscs and fishes in China are described: Trichodina pectenis Stein, 1974 from the scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis; Trichodina jadranica Raabe, 1958 from the fishes Mugil cephalus and Anguilla bicolor bicolor; Trichodina acuta Lom, 1961 and Trichodina rostrata Kulemina, 1968 from the fish Acrossocheilus fasciatus. The description of T. pectenis presented here first includes both live characters and morphometric data obtained from specimens impregnated using the wet silver nitrate and protargol methods. The other species were revealed by the dry silver nitrate method. Intensities of infestation and comparisons with related species and populations are provided for each of the four.

Key words

taxonomy Trichodina pectenis Trichodina jadranica Trichodina acuta Trichodina rostrata trichodinid ciliates 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zifeng Zhan
    • 1
    • 4
  • Hong Zeng
    • 2
  • Nengfeng Lin
    • 3
  • Kuidong Xu
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Fujian Normal UniversityFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Institute of BiotechnologyFujian Academy of Agriculture ScienceFuzhouChina
  4. 4.Center for Ocean Mega-ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  5. 5.Laboratory for Marine Biology and BiotechnologyPilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao)QingdaoChina
  6. 6.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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