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New monogeneans from the bathydemersal southern African endemic catshark, Holohalaelurus regani (Gilchrist, 1922)

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posted on 14.10.2021, 01:50 by David VaughanDavid Vaughan, Kevin W Christison, Haakon Hansen
The catshark genus Holohalaelurus Fowler is currently represented by five species distributed off the southern and eastern parts of the African coast. Very few parasitological records exist for any of these five species, representing a significant knowledge gap. We report the first monogenean species from the bathydemersal species Holohalaelurus regani (Gilchrist): a new species of Microbothriidae Price, 1936, Leptomicrobothrium holohalaeluren. sp. from the dorsal skin surface, and a new species of Hexabothriidae Price, 1942 representing a new genus, Scyliorhinocotyle narvaezaen. gen., n. sp., from the gill lamellae. Both monogenean records represent the first for any member of the catshark genus Holohalaelurus. Previously we focused on the identification of monogenean taxa of emerging veterinary importance for public aquaria. We now begin a focused effort to document a generally unexplored monogenean biodiversity from diverse marine habitats off South Africa.

History

Volume

98

Issue

4

Start Page

343

End Page

355

Number of Pages

13

eISSN

1573-5192

ISSN

0165-5752

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Springer

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

23/04/2021

External Author Affiliations

University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Systematic Parasitology