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Amphibian parasites of the Order Dermocystida (Ichthyosporea): current knowledge, taxonomic review and new records from Brazil

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Borteiro, Claudio [1, 2] ; Baldo, Diego [3] ; Maronna, Maximiliano M. [4] ; Baeta, Delio [5, 6] ; Sabbag, Ariadne Fares [5, 6] ; Kolenc, Francisco [2] ; Debat, Claudio Martinez [7] ; Haddad, Celio F. B. [5, 6] ; Cruz, Juan Carlos [1] ; Verdes, Jose Manuel [1] ; Ubilla, Martin [8]
Total Authors: 11
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Republica, Fac Vet, Dept Patol, Lasplaces 1550, Montevideo 11600 - Uruguay
[2] Museo Nacl Hist Nat, Secc Herpetol, 25 Mayo 582, Montevideo 11000 - Uruguay
[3] Univ Nacl Misiones, Fac Ciencias Exactas Quim & Nat, Inst Biol Subtrop CONICET UNaM, Lab Genet Evolut, Felix de Azara 1552, Posadas, Misiones - Argentina
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Lab Cultura Cnidaria, Rua Matao Trav 14, 101, Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Av 24A 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Ctr Aquicultura, Av 24A 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[7] Univ Republica, Fac Ciencias, Dept Bioquim, Igua 4225, Montevideo 11400 - Uruguay
[8] Univ Republica, Fac Ciencias, Dept Evoluc Cuencas, Igua 4225, Montevideo 11400 - Uruguay
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Review article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4461, n. 4, p. 499-518, AUG 23 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Amphibian parasites of the Order Dermocystida (Ichthyosporea) are widespread pathogens known mainly from Europe and North America, which cause primarily a disease of skin and subcutaneous tissue in their hosts. The taxonomy of these organisms has been problematic given their conserved morphology, similar clinical disease and pathology. Currently recognized taxa belong to the three closely related genera, Amphibiocystidium, Amphibiothecum, and Rhinosporidium, whereas species of Dermocystidium and Sphaerothecum destruens include fish parasites. Here, we review the taxonomy of Dermocystida based on a molecular phylogenetic analysis, principally of amphibian parasites, including DNA sequences obtained from amphibian hosts collected in the central-eastern region of South America. A new taxonomic arrangement is proposed, which includes the designation of type material for Dermocystidium pusula, synonymization of Amphibiothecum with Dermocystidium, and the restriction of Amphibiocystidium to its type species A. ranae. We also review the taxonomic status of Dermosporidium hylarum until the present work included in the synonymy of the human and animal pathogen R. seeberi, and considered herein as a valid taxon, however. In addition, a new species of Sphaerothecum parasitic to amphibians is described, being the first record of this genus in the southern hemisphere and in an amphibian host. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/25370-2 - Diversity and Evolution in Phyllomedusinae (Anura: Hylidae) and its relations with Pelodryadinae.
Grantee:Délio Pontes Baêta da Costa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/04560-9 - Patterns and processes in marine life: macroevolution in Scyphozoa (Medusozoa)
Grantee:Maximiliano Manuel Maronna
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50741-7 - Diversity and conservation of Brazilian amphibians
Grantee:Célio Fernando Baptista Haddad
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants