During a parasitological survey of Galaxias platei Steindachner, 1898, from Patagonian Andean Lakes, a new species of Cystidicolidae was found in the stomach of fish. The new species was described using light and scanning electron microscopy; the species has characteristics of Ascarophis and is distinguishable from other species by a combination of the following features: well-developed pseudolabia with T-shaped inner extensions, bifurcate deirids, small ratio GE:ME, small left spicule, small ratio LS:RS, and larvigerous eggs with thick and fine filaments in both poles. Intraspecific variation in the morphology of larvigerous eggs was studied. This is the first species of Ascarophis described from freshwater fishes.
New Cystidicolid Species (Nematoda) From Galaxias platei (Osmeriformes: Galaxiidae) in Patagonian Freshwater Environments
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Norma L. Brugni, Gustavo P. Viozzi; New Cystidicolid Species (Nematoda) From Galaxias platei (Osmeriformes: Galaxiidae) in Patagonian Freshwater Environments. J Parasitol 1 August 2008; 94 (4): 841–846. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1367.1
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