Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 281–285 | Cite as

The occurrence of epibionts of Gordiida (Nematomorpha) in Catamarca, Argentina

  • Cristina De Villalobos
  • Liliana Salas
  • Fernanda Zanca
  • Adrián Atencio


The presence of larvae and pupae of the genus Metrichia (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae), larvae of the genus Macrelmis and Phanocerus (Coleoptera, Elmidae), three diatom genera Achnanthes, Cocconeis, Gomphonema, and some specimens of very small diatoms that could not be determined to species or genus level, were recorded for the first time as epibionts for Chordodes brasiliensis (Gordiida, Nematomorpha). Such epibionts were found on the body surface of this species of hairworms, captured from El Tala stream, Catamarca, Argentina.


Gordiida epibionts diatoms Trichoptera Elmidae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina De Villalobos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liliana Salas
    • 3
  • Fernanda Zanca
    • 1
    • 4
  • Adrián Atencio
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y MuseoUniversidad Nacional de La PlataLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos AiresLa PlataArgentina
  3. 3.Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesSan Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, UNCaArgentina
  4. 4.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TecnológicasCiudad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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