New data on species of Demidospermus (Dactylogyridae: Monogenea) parasitizing fishes from the reservoir of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Station, Parana State, Brazil, with new synonymies

Novos dados sobre Demidospermus (Dactylogyridae: Monogenea) parasitas de peixes do reservatório da Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipú, Estado do Paraná, Brasil, com novas sinonimias

Simone C. Cohen Anna Kohn About the authors

Eight known species of Demidospermus (Dactylogyridae, Monogenea) were collected from siluriform fishes from reservoir of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Station, Paraná, Brazil. Four of them are recorded for the first time in Brazil, enlarging their geographical distribution: Demidospermus armostus, Demidospermus anus, Demidospermus bidiverticulatum and Demidospermus valenciennesi. Demidospermus labrosi is synonymized with Demidospermus cornicinus and Demidospermus mandi with Demidospermus leptosynophallus and reported from two new hosts. Demidospermus paravalenciennesi and Demidospermus uncusvalidus were also collected.

Demidospermus; Monogenea; Siluriform fishes; Brazil; Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Station


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