Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 201–210 | Cite as

Four new species of Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 (Monogenea, Ancyrocephalidae), all gill parasites from African mouthbreeder tilapias of the genera Sarotherodon and Oreochromis (Pisces, Cichlidae), with a redescription of C. thurstonae Ergens, 1981

  • Antoine Pariselle
  • Charles F. Bilong Bilong
  • Louis Euzet


A study of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus), O. aureus (Steindachner), Sarotherodon caudomarginatus (Boulenger), S. galilaeus (Linnaeus) and S. galilaeus sanagaensis (Thys van den Audenaerde) (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from different locations in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger and Senegal) revealed the presence of 11 species of monogenean gill parasites. Four, belonging to Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 and considered as new species, are described: C. rognoni n. sp., C. douellouae n. sp., C. giostrai n. sp. and C. njinei n. sp. They are distinguished by the shape and/or size of the sclerotised parts of the haptoral and copulatory complexes. C. thurstonae Ergens, 1981 from O. niloticus is redescribed.


Copulatory Complex Gill Parasite Monogenean Gill Monogenean Gill Parasite African Mouthbreeder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Pariselle
    • 1
  • Charles F. Bilong Bilong
    • 2
  • Louis Euzet
    • 3
  1. 1.IRD/GAMETMontpellier Cedex 1France
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Biologie GénéraleUniversité de Yaoundé IYaoundéCameroon
  3. 3.Station Méditerranéenne de l'Environnement LittoralUniversité Montpellier IISèteFrance

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