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1 February 2000 THREE NEW PROCAMALLANUS (SPIROCAMALLANUS) SPECIES FROM FRESHWATER FISHES IN MEXICO
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The following 3 new species of Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) are described from the intestines of freshwater fishes in Mexico, all belonging to the morphological group characterized by the presence of wide caudal alae, 3 pairs of subventral preanal papillae, and unequal spicules in the male: Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) jaliscensis n. sp. (type host: Agonostomus monticola) and Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) gobiomori n. sp. (hosts: Gobiomorus maculatus [type host], Gobiomorus polylepis and Eleotris picta) from 2 rivers in Jalisco State, western Mexico, and Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) mexicanus n. sp. (type host: Cichlasoma geddesi) from Xalapa District, Veracruz State (Gulf of Mexico region), southeastern Mexico. Procamallanus jaliscensis is characterized by the length of the spicules (606–900 µm and 282–354 µm), number (15–16) of spiral ridges in the buccal capsule, and the digit-like protrusion with 1 terminal cuticular spike on the female tail; P. mexicanus by the length of the spicules (456–480 µm and 231–233 µm), number (10–12) of spiral ridges in the capsule, and the shape of the female tail (conical with a suddenly narrowed distal part, without any terminal spikes); and P. gobiomori by the length of spicules (318–348 µm and 156–192 µm), number (8–10) of spiral ridges and by the digit-like protrusion with 2 terminal cuticular spikes on the female tail.

František Moravec, Guillermo Salgado-Maldonado, and Juan Caspeta-Mandujano "THREE NEW PROCAMALLANUS (SPIROCAMALLANUS) SPECIES FROM FRESHWATER FISHES IN MEXICO," Journal of Parasitology 86(1), (1 February 2000). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2000)086[0119:TNPSSF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 22 March 1999; Accepted: 1 July 1999; Published: 1 February 2000
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