Digenetic trematodes parasitic on Engraulis anchoita (Pisces: Engraulidae) from Argentina and Uruguay

  • Timi J
  • Martorelli S
  • Sardella N
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A total of 2,086 specimens of Engraulis anchoita Hubbs et Marini (Pisces: Engraulidae), from waters off Argentina and Uruguay were examined for parasitic digeneans. Four species of digeneans were found, Parahemiurus merus (Linton, 1910) (adult) in the stomach; Lecithochirium microstomum Chandler, 1935 (non-ovigerous and ovigerous juveniles) in the swimbladder; Cardiocephaloides sp. (metacercaria) in the eyes and Rhipidocotyle sp. (metacercaria) in the musculature. These four species are recorded for the first time as parasites of E. anchoita.

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  • Argentina
  • Cardiocephaloides sp.
  • Engraulis anchoita
  • Lecithochirium microstomum
  • Parahemiurus merus
  • Parasites
  • Rhipidocotyle sp.
  • Uruguay

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  • PMID: 10425743
  • PUI: 29311767
  • SGR: 0032992043
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0032992043
  • ISSN: 00155683
  • ISBN: 0015-5683


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