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ARTCULO ORIGINAL Parasitol Latinoam 60: 48 -53, 2005 FLAP
 

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ARTÍCULO ORIGINAL
Parasitol Latinoam 60: 48 - 53, 2005 FLAP
* Departments of Parasitology and Electron Microscopy, National Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
"Leopoldo Izquieta Pérez". P.O. Box 09-01-3961. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Correspondent Address: School of the Environment, University of South Carolina. 901 Sumter Street 702G Byrnes
Building, Columbia, SC 29208. USA. E-mail: jalva@environ.sc.edu
** Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York Stony Brook. 650 Life Sciences Building.
Stony Brook, NY 11794. USA.
Scanning electron microscopy of Neoechinorhynchus sp.
(Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae), a possible new
species of intestinal parasite of the Tallfin croaker
Micropogonias altipinnis (Günther, 1864)
JUAN JOSÉ ALAVA* and WINDSOR E. AGUIRRE**
ABSTRACT
We describe an unidentified species of the genus Neoechinorhynchus occurring in the intestine of
the marine fish Micropogonias altipinnis using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The genus
Neoechinorhynchus occurs mostly in freshwater fishes; this may be the first report of its occurrence
in the marine fish genus Micropogonias and the New World Sciaenidae. The specimens collected have
characteristics typical of the genus. The mean length of the trunk is 9.5 mm. The proboscis is short

  

Source: Aguirre, Windsor E. - Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY at Stony Brook

 

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