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First description of the male of Philometroides acreanensis and phylogenetic assessment of Philometridae (Nematoda: Dracunculoidea) suggest instability of some taxa.

Parasitol Int 2019 Apr 31;69:30-38. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Instituto de Biociências (INBIO), Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Av. Costa e Silva s/n°, CEP 79070-900 Campo Grande, MS, Brazil. Electronic address:

The male of Philometroides acreanensis, parasitic in the anterior intestine external wall of the freshwater catfish Pimelodus blochii, from the Brazilian Amazon, is described for the first time. Additional data on the morphology of females is given. The new morphological data strengthened the validity of the species as well as its first genetic characterization, using three nuclear genetic markers (18S and 28S of the rDNA and ITS1-58S-ITS2), confirmed the high genetic resemblance of male and female specimens. Read More

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