Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 386–391 | Cite as

Acanthochondria helicoleni sp. nov. (Copepoda, Chondracanthidae) parasitic on Helicolenus lahillei (Scorpaeniformes, Sebastidae) from Argentinean waters

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Abstract

A new species of a parasitic copepod, Acanthochondria helicoleni sp. nov. (Copepoda, Chondracanthidae), is described and illustrated from specimens collected within the branchial chambers of the rubio, Helicolenus lahillei Norman, 1937, from the Argentinean waters. The new species most closely resemble A. serrani Braicovich et Timi, 2009 collected in the same region, but differs in the general measurements and proportions of the body; primarily by the relative length of neck, shape of head, shape and size of genito-abdominal tagma and relative size of the trunk postero-lateral processes.

Keywords

Copepoda Acanthochondria systematic marine fish Argentina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad Nacional de Mar del PlataMar del PlataArgentina

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