Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 368–373 | Cite as

Digenetic trematodes of the Brazilian flathead, Percophis brasiliensis Quoy et Gaimard, 1825 (Percophidae, Perciformes), from Argentinean and Uruguayan waters

  • Paola E. Braicovich
  • Jorge A. Etchegoin
  • Juan T. Timi
Research Note

Abstract

Based on the examination of 234 specimens of the Brazilian flathead, Percophis brasiliensis (Percophidae), caught in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Seas, the list of digenean species parasitizing P. brasiliensis is increased from 6 to 9, including the specific identification of two species previously reported at the generic level. The three news digenean records for P. brasiliensis are: Elytrophalloides oatesi, Parahemiurus merus and Aponurus laguncula, while that Ectenurus virgulus and Lecithocladium cristatum were identified to specific level. These reports showed the highest diversity of digeneans registered in fishes from the study region. The diversity of the digenean fauna of P. brasiliensis could be a consequence of the generalist food habits of this fish.

Keywords

Digenea Ectenurus virgulus Elytrophalloides oatesi Lecithocladium cristatum Parahemiurus merus Aponurus laguncula Brazillian flathead Percophis brasiliensis Argentina Uruguay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola E. Braicovich
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jorge A. Etchegoin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Juan T. Timi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad Nacional de Mar del PlataMar del PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)Mar del PlataArgentina

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