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Inland Water Biology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 15–24 | Cite as

Metacercariae of new trematode species of the genus Diplostomum (Trematoda, Diplostomidae) from fishes of Lake Tana, Ethiopia

  • A. E. ZhokhovEmail author
Biology, Morphology, and Systematics of Hydrobionts

Abstract

Four new species of trematodes of the genus Diplostomum are described from metacercariae found in fishes from Lake Tana in Ethiopia: Diplostomum garrae sp. n. from the lens of Garra dembecha, D. longicollis sp. n. from the lens of Barbus humilis, D. montanum sp. n. from the lens of Barbus humilis, and D. tilapiae sp. n. from the vitreous body of Oreochromis niloticus. The metacercariae of the new species considerably differ in morphology and size from those of all known Holarctic species. It is the first African record of metacercariae of the genus Diplostomum in fish.

Keywords

Trematoda metacercaria Diplostomum garrae sp. n. D. longicollis sp. n. D. montanum sp. n. D. tilapiae sp. n. new species Lake Tana Ethiopia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland WatersRussian Academy of SciencesBorok, Nekouzskii raion, Yaroslavl oblastRussia

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