Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 149–153 | Cite as

Description of Maritrema formicae sp. nov. (Digenea, Microphallidae) parasitic in the kelp gull, Larus dominicanus, from the Patagonian coast, Argentina

  • Julia I. Diaz
  • Carmen Gilardoni
  • Florencia Cremonte
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Abstract

Maritrema formicae sp. nov. is described from the Patagonian coast, Argentina, based on adults obtained from the kelp gull, Larus dominicanus. The new species fits with the “eroliae complex” and can be distinguished from other related species mainly in shape and size of body, shape, size, and pattern of distribution of cirrus spines, uterus extension, number and size of eggs, vitellarium in a complete ring in all specimens, and its Neotropical distribution. The new species is sympatric with another species of the genus, Maritrema madrynense, which was recorded in the same host and locality.

Keywords

Trematode digeneans Maritrema Microphallidae Larus Patagonia Argentina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia I. Diaz
    • 1
  • Carmen Gilardoni
    • 2
  • Florencia Cremonte
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CCT La Plata, CONICET-UNLP)La PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Centro Nacional Patagónico (CONICET)Puerto Madryn, ChubutArgentina

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