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28 October 2020 Trichodinids (Ciliophora: Trichodinidae) on Rocky-Tidal Fishes from the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico
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Information regarding trichodinid ectoparasites on marine fishes of North America is relatively scarce. In this study, 5 ciliate species from the family Trichodinidae were found associated with 8 fish hosts from the rocky intertidal zone of the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula (BCP), Mexico. All of the host-parasite relationships recorded here are new. Furthermore, 3 of the trichodinid species found are recorded for the first time for Mexico. Trichodinids taxa do not show a noticeable distributional gradient along the BCP, which suggests a wide-continuous distribution of the species throughout the study area.

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A. G. Islas-Ortega, L. Basson, P. Marcotegui, G. Ruiz-Campos, G.P. de Jager, G. Rivas, and R. Aguilar-Aguilar "Trichodinids (Ciliophora: Trichodinidae) on Rocky-Tidal Fishes from the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico," Journal of Parasitology 106(5), 689-698, (28 October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1645/20-80
Published: 28 October 2020
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