Euryhaliotrema carbuncularium Kritsky & Bakenhaster, 2011

Mendoza-Franco, Edgar F., Tun, Mariela del Carmen Rosado, Anchevida, Allan de Jesus Duarte & Rodriguez, Rodolfo E. del Rio, 2018, Morphological and molecular (28 S rRNA) data of monogeneans (Platyhelminthes) infecting the gill lamellae of marine fishes in the Campeche Bank, southwest Gulf of Mexico, ZooKeys 783, pp. 125-161: 125

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Euryhaliotrema carbuncularium Kritsky & Bakenhaster, 2011


Euryhaliotrema carbuncularium Kritsky & Bakenhaster, 2011 

Type host.

Archosargus probatocephalus 

Present study.

A. rhomboidalis  (new host)

Supplementary observations

(measurements based on three specimens). Ventral anchor 48 (46-49; 4) long; dorsal anchor 41 (48-54; 3) long. Haptor 60 wide. Ventral bar 32-34 long.


In A. rhomboidalis  , a simultaneous infection with E. amydrum  was found. Since all worms could not be identified, the data on infection rate relate to E. carbuncularium  and E. amydrum  . Euryhaliotrema carbuncularium  was originally described on A. probatocephalus  from the Indian River Lagoon near Malabar, Brevard County, Florida ( Kritsky and Bakenhaster 2011).

Molecular data.

The present study also provided the first molecular data of E. carbuncularium  ; there are two sequences (676 and 856 bp, respectively) of individual specimens of this monogenean species included within the analyses that shows that this species forms a sister lineage to that containing Euryhaliotrema mehen  ( Soler-Jiménez, García-Gasca & Fajer-Ávila, 2012) Kritsky, 2012, which is known on Lutjanus guttatus  (Steindachner, 1869) in the Eastern Pacific (see Figure 1).

Specimens deposited.

Three reference specimens in the CNHE (10608).

Two slides, each containing a haptor of a specimen of E. carbuncularium  used to amplify its DNA are deposited in the CNHE (10622).

Representative DNA sequence.

GenBank accession number MG586874, MG586875.