Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 365–368 | Cite as

Redescription of Bacciger microacetabularis (Martorelli et Suriano, 1983) nov. comb. parasitizing Paralichthys orbignyanus (Pisces, Paralichthyidae) from Argentina

  • Ana J. Alarcos
  • Jorge A. Etchegoin
  • Florencia Cremonte
Original Paper

Abstract

In this paper Steringotrema microacetabularis (Suriano et Martorelli, 1983) is redescribed and transferred to Bacciger Nicoll, 1924 in the Faustulidae Poche, 1926 based on newly collected material from the type-host, Paralichthys orbignyanus Valenciennes, 1839 and the type-locality, Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. A careful re-examination of the new specimens shows that some anatomical characteristics were ignored or incompletely described by the previous authors and they are included herein. The species is tentatively transferred to Bacciger with which it appears to have closest affinity. Despite the anatomical differences detailed in this paper, confirmation of this proposal must await further work, including molecular studies.

Keywords

Digenea Bacciger microacetabularis redescription fish Paralichthys orbignyanus Argentina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana J. Alarcos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jorge A. Etchegoin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Florencia Cremonte
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Parasitología, Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad Nacional de Mar del PlataMar del PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)Puerto MadrynArgentina
  3. 3.Centro Nacional Patagónico (CONICET)Puerto MadrynArgentina

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