A new species of diplectanid (Monogenoidea) from Paranthias colonus (Perciformes, Serranidae) off Peru

Marcelo Knoff, Simone Chinicz Cohen, Melissa Querido Cárdenas, Jorge M. Cárdenas-Callirgos, Delir Corrêa Gomes

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Knoff et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2015. Pseudorhabdosynochus jeanloui n. Sp. (Monogenoidea, Diplectanidae) is described from specimens collected from the gills of the Pacific creolefish, Paranthias colonus (Perciformes, Serranidae) from a fish market in Chorrillos, Lima, Peru. The new species is differentiated from other members of the genus by the structure of its sclerotized vagina, which has two spherical chambers of similar diameter. This is the first Pseudorhabdosynochus species described from the Pacific coast of America, the third species of the genus reported from South America and the first described from a member of Paranthias.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Diplectanidae
  • Fish
  • Monogenea
  • Paranthias colonus
  • Pseudorhabdosynochus jeanloui n. Sp.


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