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A New Species of Rhinergasilus Boeger et Thatcher, 1988 (Copepoda: Ergasilidae) from Gills of Astyanax fasciatus (Cuvier, 1819) (Actinopterygii: Characidae)

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Autor(es):
Narciso, Rodrigo Bravin [1] ; Brandao, Heleno [2] ; Perbiche-Neves, Gilmar [3] ; da Silva, Reinaldo Jose [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Biosci, UNESP, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Tecnol Fed Parana UTFPR, Santa Helena, Parana - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCAR, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ACTA PARASITOLOGICA; v. 65, n. 2, p. 327-334, JUN 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Purpose To describe a new species of a parasitic copepod, Rhinergasilus digitus n. sp. (Cyclopoida, Ergasilidae), collected from the gills of the red-tailed lambari Astyanax fasciatus (Characiformes, Characidae) in two tributaries of the Jurumirim Reservoir (Upper Paranapanema River), Sao Paulo State, Brazil: Ribeirao dos Veados and Paranapanema River. Methods Fish were collected using multi-panel gills nets. The gill of each fish was washed and examined in a stereo microscope for copepods. The copepods found were stored in 70% ethanol, cleared in lactic acid, and mounted in Hoyer's medium. Drawings were made with the aid of a Leica microscope DMLS equipped with a drawing tube. Results The new species differs from its congeneric species, Rhinergasilus piranhus (type-species), in having comparatively biggest body size (body length: 535-598 mu m in the new species vs. 237-282 mu m in R. piranhus); second antennary segment armed with a minute sensillum near middle of inner margin and a row of spinules on outer margin; third exopodal segment of leg 1 with digitiform process; interpodal plates two and three both ornamented with spinules along posterior margin; leg 5 reduced and represented by two unequal setae. Conclusions Based on the morphological differences described above, we erected a new species of Rhinergasilus. Rhinergasilus digitus n. sp. is the second ergasilid described from A. fasciatus, as well as it represents the first report of this genus in a characid fish. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/50377-1 - Taxonomia morfológica e molecular de helmintos parasitas de animais ectotérmicos no Brasil
Beneficiário:Reinaldo José da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 11/24159-3 - O Rio Taquari como área de reprodução e recrutamento de peixes e seu papel na manutenção da biodiversidade da Represa de Jurumirim (Alto Rio Paranapanema, SP)
Beneficiário:Reinaldo José da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular