Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 71–80 | Cite as

Some trichinelloid nematodes from marine fishes off New Caledonia, including description of Pseudocapillaria novaecaledoniensis sp. nov. (Capillariidae)

  • František Moravec
  • Jean-Lou Justine
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Abstract

Examinations of materials of trichinelloid nematodes recently collected from the digestive tract of marine fishes off New Caledonia, South Pacific, revealed the presence of several species of the families Capillariidae and Trichosomoididae, including capillariids Pseudocapillaria novaecaledoniensis sp. nov. from the deep-sea Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus (Valenciennes) (Lutjanidae) and Pseudocapillaria echenei (Parukhin, 1967) from Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus (Echeneidae), and the trichosomoidid Huffmanela sp. (female) from Bodianus perditio (Quoy et Gaimard) (Labridae). P. novaecaledoniensis is characterized mainly by the structure and length (318–321 µm) of spicule and the presence of a dorsal cuticular membrane interconnecting both ventrolateral caudal lobes in the male (subgenus Ichthyocapillaria Moravec, 1982). The previously poorly known P. echenei is redescribed and recorded for the first time from the South Pacific Ocean. In addition, five morphologically different types of capillariid females without generic identification, designated as Capillariidae gen. spp. 1–5, each of them probably representing a new species, were recorded from Fistularia commersonii Rüppell (Fistulariidae), Synodus dermatogenys Fowler (Synodontidae), Carangoides oblongus (Cuvier) (Carangidae), Diagramma pictum (Thunberg) (Haemulidae) and Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann) (Stegostomidae), respectively. Capillaria decapteri is transferred to Pseudocapillaria Mendonça, 1963 as P. decapteri (Luo, 2001) comb. nov.

Keywords

Parasitic nematode Capillariidae Pseudocapillaria Trichosomoididae Huffmanela marine fish New Caledonia South Pacific 

Résumé

L’examen de Nématodes Trichinelloidea récemment récoltés dans le tube digestif de poissons marins de Nouvelle-Calédonie, Pacifique Sud, a révélé la présence de plusieurs espèces des familles Capillariidae et Trichosomoididae, à savoir les Capillariidae Pseudocapillaria novaecaledoniensis sp. nov. du poisson de profondeur Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus (Valenciennes) (Lutjanidae) et Pseudocapillaria echenei (Parukhin, 1967) chez Echeneis naucrates Linnaeus (Echeneidae), et le Trichosomoididae Huffmanela sp. (femelle) chez Bodianus perditio (Quoy et Gaimard) (Labridae). P. novaecaledoniensis est caractérisé principalement par la structure et la longueur (318–321 µm) du spicule et la présence d’une membrane cuticulaire dorsale connectant les deux lobes ventrolatéraux chez le male (sous-genre Ichthyocapillaria Moravec, 1982). L’espèce P. echenei, auparavant peu connue, est redécrite et mentionnée pour la première fois de l’Océan Pacifique Sud. De plus, cinq différents types morphologiques de Capillariidae femelles sans identification générique, désignés comme Capillariidae gen. spp. 1–5, chacun d’eux représentant probablement une nouvelle espèce, sont mentionnés respectivement chez Fistularia commersonii Rüppell (Fistulariidae), Synodus dermatogenys Fowler (Synodontidae), Carangoides oblongus (Cuvier) (Carangidae), Diagramma pictum (Thunberg) (Haemulidae), et Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann) (Stegostomidae). Capillaria decapteri est transféré dans Pseudocapillaria Mendonça, 1963 comme P. decapteri (Luo, 2001) comb. nov.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • František Moravec
    • 1
  • Jean-Lou Justine
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ParasitologyBiology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Équipe Biogéographie Marine Tropicale, Unité Systématique, Adaptation, évolution (UPMC, CNRS, MNHN, IRD)Institut de Recherche pour le DéveloppementNouméa CedexNew Caledonia

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