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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 713–719 | Cite as

Monocotyle luquei n. sp. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae), from the gills of diamond stingray Dasyatis dipterura (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880) (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae), in the South Pacific

  • Jhon D. Chero
  • Celso L. Cruces
  • José IannaconeEmail author
  • Lidia Sanchez
  • David Minaya
  • Gloria Sáez
  • Lorena Alvariño
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Abstract

Monocotyle luquei n. sp. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) was described from gills of diamond stingray Dasyatis dipterura (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880) (Dasyatidae) off Peru. The new species can be differentiated from the other species of the genus by the combination of the following characteristics: (1) accessory sclerites on the dorsal posterior surface of the body absent, (2) only one testis is present, (3) 1–2 loops in the copulatory organ, (4) the male copulatory organ with a sclerotized accessory piece, (5) shape of five sclerites in marginal papillae, (6) size of anchor and (7) posterolateral septa bifurcated. This is the first record of species of Monocotyle Taschenberg, 1878 from the southern Pacific.

Keywords

Dasyatidae Diamond stingray Monocotyle luquei new species Monocotylidae Monogenea Pacific Ocean 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jhon D. Chero
    • 1
  • Celso L. Cruces
    • 1
  • José Iannacone
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Lidia Sanchez
    • 4
  • David Minaya
    • 1
  • Gloria Sáez
    • 1
  • Lorena Alvariño
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Parasitología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemática (FCNNM)Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (UNFV)El Agustino, LimaPerú
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Ecología y Biodiversidad Animal (LEBA), Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemática (FCNNM)Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (UNFV)El Agustino, LimaPerú
  3. 3.Facultad de Ciencias BiológicasUniversidad Ricardo Palma (URP)Santiago de Surco, LimaPerú
  4. 4.Departamento de Protozoología, Helmintología e Invertebrados afines, Museo de Historia NaturalUniversidad Nacional Mayor de San MarcosLimaPerú

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