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Title: Additional morphological information on Dipteropeltis hirundo Calman, 1912, and a description of Dipteropeltis campanaformis n. sp. (Crustacea: Branchiura) from two characiform benthopelagic fish hosts from two Northern rivers of the Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Neethling, Lourelle Alicia Martins
Oliveira-Malta, José Celso de
Avenant-Oldewage, Annemarié
Keywords: Animals
Animals Disease
Arguloida
Brasil
Characiformes
Classification
Ectoparasitosis
Female
Fish Disease
Histology
Parasitology
Physiology
Review
River
Species Difference
Animal
Arguloida
Brasil
Characiformes
Ectoparasitic Infestations
Female
Fish Diseases
Rivers
Species Specificity
Issue Date: 2014
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Zootaxa
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 3755, Número 2, Pags. 179-193
Abstract: Dipteropeltis is a monotypic genus of the Branchiura and endemic to South America. Twelve specimens of Dipteropeltis sp. and micrographs of a thirteenth specimen were obtained from four institutions. Measurements and light micrographs were taken of all the specimens. The specimens were compared to all known descriptions of D. hirundo and sorted into two groups, those that conformed to the description of D. hirundo; and those that differed morphologically. Two specimens, one from each group were stained with lignin pink and subsequently prepared for Scanning Electron Microscopy. The differences observed in the specimens indicated that a new species exists. Thus, Dipteropeltis campanaformis n. sp. is described from seven specimens collected from two characiform benthopelagic fish species and compared to D. hirun- do. Dipteropeltis campanaformis n. sp. differs from D. hirundo in the head shape, the length and shape of the carapace lobes, the membrane composition of the maxillules, the shape of the maxillae, the shape of the mouth, and the shape of the natatory lobes. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.
URI: https://repositorio.inpa.gov.br/handle/1/17634
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3755.2.4
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