Heteropriapulus simplex Li & Huang, 2012

Acosta, Aline Angelina, Franceschini, Lidiane, Zago, Aline Cristina, Scholz, Tomáš & Silva, Reinaldo José Da, 2017, Six new species of Heteropriapulus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from South American fishes with an amended diagnosis to the genus, Zootaxa 4290 (3), pp. 459-482 : 467

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Heteropriapulus simplex Li & Huang, 2012


Heteropriapulus simplex Li & Huang, 2012  

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Specimens studied. 30 SpecimenS frOm Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii   frOm the Aguapeí RiVer: 10 VOucherS in CHIOC (38843a, b; 38844,–38849; 38850a, b), 15 VOucherS in CHIBB (252–266L) and 5 VOucherS in IPCAS (M- 653).

Type host. Hypostomus plecostomus (LinnaeuS)   ( SilurifOrmeS   : LOricariidae   ).

Additional host. Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii (HOlmberg)   ( SilurifOrmeS   : LOricariidae   ) (neW hOSt recOrd).

Site of infection. GillS.

Type locality. GuangzhOu , China.  

Distribution. China (impOrted), Brazil (Aguapeí RiVer, municipality Of CaStilhO, Paraná RiVer baSin, SãO PaulO State, Brazil, 21°3'36.20"S, 51°45'38.58"W—neW geOgraphical recOrd).

Representative DNA sequence. 1,575 bp lOng Sequence Of the D1–D3 regiOn Of the lsr DNA Of One Specimen frOm P. ambrosettii   (GenBank AcceSSiOn NO. MF 116372).

Remarks. Heteropriapulus simplex   WaS deScribed frOm H. plecostomus   intrOduced tO China frOm SOuth America ( Li & Huang, 2012). SpecimenS fOund in P. ambrosettii   differ Only Slightly, eSpecially in their SOmeWhat greater Size and a thicker dOrSal cOnnecting bar, frOm SpecimenS deScribed by Li & Huang (2012) frOm the type hOSt ( Table 2). The preSent Study prOVideS a neW hOSt and geOgraphical recOrd fOr H. simplex, Which   iS repOrted frOm the prObable Original diStributiOn area, i.e. NeOtrOpical RegiOn, fOr the firSt time.


Helminthological Collection of Oswaldo Cruz Institute (Coleccion. Helmintologica del Instituto Oswaldo Cruz)