Paracapillaria epinepheli n. sp. (Nematoda: Capillariidae) from the red grouper Epinephelus morio (Pisces) from Mexico
- 1) Laboratory of Parasitology, Centre for Research and Advanced Studies, National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN), Carr. Ant. a Progreso Km 6, AP 73 “Cordemex”, CP 973 10, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
- 2) Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branišovská 31, 370 05, ?eské Bud?jovice, Czech Republic
A new nematode species, Paracapillaria epinepheli, is described from the stomach of the marine fish Epinephelus morio (Valenciennes), the red grouper, (Serranidae, Perciformes) from coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Yucatan, southeastern Mexico. It is characterised mainly by its small body (body length of male and female 2.73–3.22 mm and 5.94–6.35 mm, respectively), number (31–36) and structure of the stichocytes, length of the spicule (0.180–0.195 mm), structure of the male caudal bursa (considerably reduced), structure and size of the eggs (size 0.057–0.063 × 0.027–0.030 mm), and by their site within the host. It is the second Paracapillaria species known to occur in the marine and estuarine fishes of the Gulf of Mexico.
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