Supplementary taxonomic description of Demidospermus pinirampi (Monogenoidea, Dactylogyridae), with a new host record and an expansion of its distribution range

Descrição taxonômica complementar de Demidospermus pinirampi (Monogenoidea, Dactylogyridae), com registro de um novo hospedeiro e ampliação de sua área de distribuição

Julio Cesar Cenci de AGUIAR Glauco Baptista Franco BUENO Sonia Maria Cursino dos SANTOS Edson Aparecido ADRIANO About the authors

ABSTRACT

During a survey conducted in the Lajeado Reservoir of the Tocantins River, in the state of Tocantins, Brazil, dactylogyrids were recovered from the gills of Pimelodina flavipinnis. Initial morphological analysis showed these dactylogyrids shared aspects of character with species of Demidospermus, with affinity to Demidospermus pinirampi, despite exhibiting differences with the original description by Kritsky et al. (1987) regarding the vagina, the base of the male copulatory organ and the shape and length of the bars. The analysis of the holotypes of D. pinirampi and its most morphologically close species, Demidospermus luckyi, revealed that these dactylogyrids were indeed D. pinirampi. This study therefore reports a new host and locality of occurrence, and reviews some measurements of the original description, supplementing and enhancing the morphological diagnosis of D. pinirampi.

Keywords:
South America; Tocantins; morphology; parasite; Pimelodidae

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