Phyllodistomum spatula Odhner, 1902,

Margarita Ostrowski de Núñez, Nathalia J. Arredondo & Alicia A. Gil de Pertierra, 2017, Adult Trematodes (Platyhelminthes) of freshwater fishes from Argentina: a checklist, Revue suisse de Zoologie 124 (1), pp. 91-113: 101

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Phyllodistomum spatula Odhner, 1902


Phyllodistomum spatula Odhner, 1902 

Material deposited: Information about type material not provided by Odhner (1902), MLP.

Host: Bagrus bayad (Forsskål)  [= B. bayad (Forsskål)  ] and B. docmak (Forsskål)  [= B. docmac (Forsskål)  ] ( Siluriformes  : Bragridae) (type host not assigned, Sudan); Pimelodella laticeps  , Rhamdia quelen  .

Life cycle: IH1: Palaemonetes argentinus Nobili  ; FH: P. laciteps  , R. quelen  (natural hosts).

Localities: Nile River, Omdurman, Sudan (type locality); Chascomús Lagoon (Chascomús), Buenos Aires Province.

Site of infection: Urinary bladder.

Reference: Lunaschi & Martorelli (1990).

Remarks: The existence of this African species in South America has to be carefully reviewed. The specimens studied by Lunaschi & Martorelli (1990) probably could belong to Phyllodistomun rhamdiae Amato & Amato, 1993 described from the urinary bladder of Rhamdia quelen  in Brazil (see Amato & Amato, 1993).