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Dactylogyrids (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) from Sudanese Labeo spp., with description of Dogielius sennarensis n. sp. and the redescription of Dogielius flosculus Guégan, Lambert & Euzet, 1989

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Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Helminthologia
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Keywords Dactylogyridae; Dactylogyrus; Dogielius; Sudan; River Nile
Description Dactylogyrid monogeneans of Labeo horie Heckel, 1847 and L. niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cyprinidae) were surveyed at two sites on the River Nile in Sudan. The present study reports the presence of ten species of Dactylogyrus Diesing, 1850 and three species of Dogielius Bychowsky, 1936 based on a morphometric evaluation of the sclerotised structures. The species found include: Dactylogyrus nathaliae Guegan, Lambert & Euzet, 1988; D. rastellus Guegan, Lambert & Euzet, 1988; D. retroversus Guegan, Lambert & Euzet, 1988; D. senegalensis Paperna, 1969, D. yassensis Musilova, Rehulkova & Gelnar, 2009 and five other undescribed species of Dactylogyrus. The genus Dogielius was represented by Dogielius flosculus Guegan, Lambert & Euzet, 1989; the newly identified D. sennarensis n. sp., and one undescribed Dogielius species. While D. sennarensis n. sp. resembles D. intorquens, it differs from this species and other congeners by having a longer ventral bar and anchor points and nosclerotised vagina. In addition, this study redescribes D. flosculus based on the morphology of specimens collected from L. horie. All specimens studied had a single large vagina, in contrast to the original description which reported a vagina composed of two unconnected parts. All dactylogyrid species in this study represent new host and geographical records.
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