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Ergasilus trygonophilus sp nov (Copepoda: Ergasilidae) a branchial parasite of freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) from state of Para, Brazil

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Domingues, Marcus V. [1] ; Marques, Taisa M. [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Fed Univ Para, Inst Estudos Costeiros, BR-68600000 Braganca, PA - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Zool, Lab Ecol Mol & Parasitol Evolut, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 27, n. 5, p. 829-833, OCT 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Ergasilus trygonophilus sp. nov. is described from freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygon spp. and Plesiotrygon iwamae Rosa, Castello \& Thorson, 1987) from the state of Para, Brazil. The new species differs from all known species of Ergasilus Nordman, 1832 from Brazilian waters by possessing: (1) an elongate bullet-shaped cephalosome; (2) antennule setal formula 1: 10: 4: 4: 2 + 1 ae: 6 + 1 ae; (3) maxillule bearing two distal setae; and (4) terminal endopodal segment of leg 1 with rosette-like array of blunt spinules. This is the first species of a freshwater stingray Ergasilus reported from Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/01299-3 - Phylogeny and phylogeography of Monogenoidea (Platyhelminthes: Cercomeromorpha) parasites of Potamotrygonidae (Condrichthyes: Rajiformes: Myliobatoidei)
Grantee:Fernando Portella de Luna Marques
Support type: Regular Research Grants