Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 253–256 | Cite as

Oncophora melanocephala (Nematoda, Camallanidae) from the chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus (Teleostei, Scombridae), caught off Madeira Island (Portugal)

  • Graça Costa
  • Nélio Freitas
  • Miguel A. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho
  • Egberto Melo-Moreira
  • Mark C. Rigby
Article

Abstract

While investigating the nematode parasites of commercial fish caught off the coast of Madeira Island (Atlantic Ocean, Portugal), we collected five specimens of Oncophora melanocephala (Rudolphi, 1819) (Nematoda, Camallanidae) infecting the chub mackerel Scomber japonicus Houttuyn. This is the first record of O. melanocephala from chub mackerel and a new geographic record. Four additional larval specimens with developing buccal capsules were found in the chub mackerel examined.

Keywords

Camallanid nematodes Oncophora melanocephala fish Scomber japonicus Madeira Island 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Alves D., Luque J.L. 2006. Ecologia das comunidades de metazoários parasitos de cinco espécies de escombrideos (Perciformes: Scombridae) do litoral do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, 15, 167–181.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Anderson R.C. 2000. Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates: their development and transmission. 2nd Edition. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 650 pp.Google Scholar
  3. Baudin-Laurencin F. 1971. Oncophora melanocephala (Rud., 1819) n. comb., nématode Camallanidae, parasite du thon albacore Neothunnus albacares. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 2 Sér., 42, 984–988.Google Scholar
  4. Baudin-Laurencin F. 1972. Oncophora albacarensis n. sp. (Nématode, Camallanidae) parasite du thon Albacore Thunnus albacares. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 3 Sér., 96, Zoologie, 75, 1329–1331.Google Scholar
  5. Berland B. 2005. Whole mounts. Institute of Oceanography, Kustem, Malaysia, 54 pp.Google Scholar
  6. Bunkley-Williams L., Williams E.H. 1996. Parasites of offshore big game fishes of Puerto Rico and the Western Atlantic. Antillean College Press, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 383 pp.Google Scholar
  7. Bush A.O., Lafferty K.D., Lotz J.M., Shostak A.W. 1997. Parasitology meets ecology on its own terms: Margolis et al. revisited. Journal of Parasitology, 83, 575–583. DOI: 10.2307/3284227.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Castro-Pampillón J.A., Soto-Buá M., Rodríguez-Domínguez H., Mejuto-Garcia J., Árias-Fernández C., Garcia-Estévez J.M. 2002. Selecting parasites for use in biological tagging of the Atlantic swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Fisheries Research, 59, 259–262. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-7836(02)00008-5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Collete B.B., Nauen C.E. 1983. Scombrids of the world. FAO Fisheries Synopsis 125, Rome, Italy, 137 pp.Google Scholar
  10. Costa G., Freitas N., Dellinger T.H., MacKenzie K. 2007. Gill monogeneans of the chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus from Madeiran waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal. Journal of Helminthology, 81, 33–38. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X07207333.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Damiano S., Mattiucci S., Garcia A.C., Santos M.N., Nascetti G. 2006. Parassiti come “biological tags” per la caratterizzazione degli stocks ittici di pesce spada (Xiphias gladius L.) in acque europee. In: 16th Meeting of the Italian Society of Ecology, Italy, 1–4.Google Scholar
  12. Hogans W.E., Brattey J., Uhazy L.S. 1983. Helminth parasites of swordfish (Xiphias gladius L.) from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Parasitology, 69, 1178–1179.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Mladineo I. 2006a. Check list of the parasitofauna in Adriatic Sea cage-reared fish. Acta Veterinaria (Beograd), 56, 285–292.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Mladineo I. 2006b. Parasites of Adriatic cage reared fish. Acta Adriatica, 47, 23–28.Google Scholar
  15. Mladineo I., Zilic J., Cankovic M. 2008. Health survey of Atlantic tuna, Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758), reared in Adriatic cages from 2003 to 2006. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 39, 281–289. DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-7345.2008.00156.X.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Moravec F., Kohn A., Santos L.A. 1999. New data on Oncophora melanocephala (Nematoda: Camallanidae), a little known parasite of scombrid fishes. Parasite, 6, 79–84.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. Nowak B., Mladineo I., Aiken H., Bott N., Hayward C. 2006. Results of health surveys of two species of farmed tuna: southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) in Australia and northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Mediterranean. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 26, 38–42.Google Scholar
  18. Oliva M.E., Valdivia I.M., Costa G., Freitas N., Pinheiro de Carvalho M.A., Sánchez L., Luque J.L. 2008. What can metazoan parasites reveal about the taxonomy of Scomber japonicus Houttuyn in the coast of South America and Madeira Islands? Journal of Fish Biology, 72, 545–554. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Petter A.J. 1979. Essai de classification de la sous-famille dês Camallaninae (Nematoda, Camallanidae). Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 4e Sér.,1, Sect. A, 4, 219–239.Google Scholar
  20. Pinto R.M., Vicente J.J., Noronha D., De Fábio S.P. 1988. Redescription of Oncophora melanocephala (Rudolphi, 1819) Baudin-Laurencin, 1971 (Nematoda, Camallanidae). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 83, 233–237.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Rigby M.C. 1999. The Camallanidae (Nematoda) of Indo-Pacific fishes: taxonomy, ecology and host-parasite coevolution. In: (Eds. B. Seret and J.Y. Sire) Proceedings of the 5th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Nouméa, 1997. Societé Française de Ichthyologie, Paris, 633–644.Google Scholar
  22. Rigby M.C., Adamson M.L., Deardorff T.L. 1998. Camallanus carangis Olsen, 1954 (Nematoda: Camallanidae) reported from French Polynesia and Hawaii with a redescription of the species. Journal of Parasitology, 84, 158–162. DOI: 10.2307/3284548.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Rigby M.C., Sharma R.S.K., Hechinger R.F., Platt T.R., Weaver J.C. 2008. Two new species of Camallanus (Nematoda: Camallanidae) from freshwater turtles in Queensland, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 94, 1364–1370. DOI: 10.1645/GE-1504.1.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Rodriguez L.J.B. 2004. Metazoan parasites of snappers, Lutjanidae (Pisces) from Puerto Rico. MSc Thesis, University of Puerto Rico, 191 pp.Google Scholar
  25. Sharma R.S.K., Rigby M.C., Sumita S., Sani R.A., Vidyadaran M.K., Jasni S., Dailey M.D. 2002. Redescription of Serpinema octorugatum (Baylis, 1933) (Nematoda: Camallanidae) from the Malayan box turtle Cuora amboinensis (Daudin) (Chelonia: Bataguridae). Systematic Parasitology, 53, 19–28. DOI: 10.1023/A:1019997922052.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Slankis A.Ya., Korotaeva V.D. 1974. Three new species of nematodes of the genus Camallanus (Nematoda, Spirurida) from fishes of the Australo-New Zealand region. Izvestiya Tikhookeanskogo Nauchno-Issledovatel’skogo Instituta Rybnogo Khozyaistva i Okeanografii, 88, 124–128 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  27. Tavares L.E.R., Luque J.L., Neto S.L.B. 2001. Ecologia da comunidade de metazoários parasitos do olho-de-cão Priacanthus arenatus (Cuvier, 1829) (Osteichthyes, Priacanthidae) do litoral do estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Zoociências, 3, 45–59.Google Scholar
  28. Vicente J.J., Santos E. 1972. Sobre um novo nematódeo camalanídeo parasito de peixe marinho (Nematoda, Camallanoidea). Atas da Sociedade de Biologia do Rio de Janeiro, 15, 145–147.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© © Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graça Costa
    • 1
  • Nélio Freitas
    • 1
  • Miguel A. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho
    • 1
  • Egberto Melo-Moreira
    • 1
  • Mark C. Rigby
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Estudos da MacaronésiaCEMFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Marine Science InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  3. 3.South JordanUSA

Personalised recommendations