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Dactylogyrids (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) from the gills of the African carp, Labeo coubie Rüppell (Cyprinidae), from Senegal, with descriptions of three new species of Dactylogyrus and the redescription of Dactylogyrus cyclocirrus Paperna, 1973



Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zootaxa
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Faculty of Science

Field Zoology
Keywords Dactylogyridae; Dactylogyrus yassensis n. sp.; Dactylogyrus dembae n. sp.; Dactylogyrus leonis n. sp.; Africa; Senegal; Cyprinidae; Labeo coubie
Description The results of a systematic survey of monogeneans collected from the gills of Labeo coubie from the Gambia River basins in the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal, are presented. The following 11 previously described species belonging to Dactylogyrus and Dogielius (Dactylogyridae) are reported: Dactylogyrus retroversus, D. titus, D. falcilocus, D. decaspirus, D. oligospirophallus, D. jaculus, Dogielius anthocolpos, D. clavipenis, D. harpagatus, D. complicitus, and D. flagellatus. Three new species of Dactylogyrus are described as follows: D. yassensis, D. dembae, and D. leonis. The type specimens indicate that Dactylogyrus cyclocirrus is based on specimens of two different species, among which the lectotype is designated from the syntypes collected from Labeo cylindricus. Dactylogyrus cyclocirrus of Guégan et al. (1988) and D. cf labeous Paperna, 1979 are considered senior subjective synonyms of D. yassensis n. sp. and D. dembae n. sp., respectively.
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