SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.87 suppl.1Contribution to knowledge of the genus Dimecoenia Cresson, 1916: V. On new species from Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Diptera: Ephydridae)On Machadosentis travassosi n. g., n. sp. (Eoacanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) parasite of a moray Gymnothorax ocellatus in Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.87  suppl.1 Rio de Janeiro  1992 

Neoparaseuratum travasssosi, n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Quimperiidae), a new parasite from thorny catfish Pterododas granulosus in Brazil

F. Moravec1 

A. Kohn2 

B. M. M. Fernandes2 

Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Parasitology, Ceské Budejovice, Czechoslovakia

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Helmintologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


A new nematode genus and species. Neoparaseuratum travassosi n. g., n. sp., is described from the intestine of the freshwater thorny catfish, Pterodoras granulosus (Valenciennes), from the Paraná River, Brazil. This seuratoid nematode species represents a new genus of the family Quimperiidae, being characterized mainly by the presence of numerous narrow longitudinal bands of inflated cuticle extending along the cephalic region of the body, small deirids, postoesophageal position of the excretory pore, relatively short (0.159-0.303 mm), equal spicules and a gubernaculum, the absence of caudal alae and preanal sucker in the male, and by some other features.


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License