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1 January 2004 New Locality Records for Dermophthirius carcharhini (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) and Dermophthirius maccallumi and a List of Hosts and Localities for Species of Dermophthirius
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We report Dermophthirius carcharhini (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) from the skin of a dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus (Carcharhinidae), in the southwest Indian Ocean off Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa, and Dermophthirius maccallumi from the skin of 2 bull sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, in the northern Gulf of Mexico off Cat Island, Mississippi, U.S.A. No previous report exists of a microbothriid from the western Indian Ocean or from off southern Africa or of D. maccallumi from beyond the vicinity of the Lake Nicaragua–San Juan River system. We also provide a list of hosts and localities for members of Dermophthirius.

Stephen A. Bullard, Susan M. Dippenaar, Eric R. Hoffmayer, and George W. Benz "New Locality Records for Dermophthirius carcharhini (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) and Dermophthirius maccallumi and a List of Hosts and Localities for Species of Dermophthirius," Comparative Parasitology 71(1), (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1654/4093
Published: 1 January 2004
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