Title: Gyrodactylus salinae n. sp (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) infecting the south European toothcarp Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes) (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) from a hypersaline environment in Italy
Authors: Paladini, Giuseppe ×
Huyse, Tine
Shinn, Andrew P #
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Series Title: Parasites & Vectors vol:4 pages:-
Article number: 100
Abstract: Background: Historically, non-native species of Gambusia (Poeciliidae) have been used to control larval stages of the Asian tiger mosquito, Stegomyia albopicta Reinert, Harbach et Kitching, 2004 throughout Italy. The potential utility of indigenous populations of Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes) (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) as an appropriate alternative biological control is currently being explored. A sub-sample of ten fish collected from Cervia Saline, Italy (salinity 65 ppt; 30 degrees C) to assess their reproductive capability in captivity, harboured a moderate infection of Gyrodactylus von Nordmann, 1832 (Platyhelminthes, Monogenea). A subsequent morphological and molecular study identified this as being a new species.
ISSN: 1756-3305
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Animal Biodiversity and Systematics (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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