Acta Parasitol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
Department of Biological Sciences, Regional University of Cariri (Urca), Rua Coronel Antônio Luiz, n° 1,161, Crato, Ceará, 63105-000, Brazil.
Purpose: To date, seven species of Characithecium Mendonza-Franco, Reina and Torchin, 2009 (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) are valid, parasitizing mainly fishes of the family Characidae (Characiformes) in the Neotropical region. During a parasitological study of fishes in the Batateiras River and Carás stream, Ceará state, Brazil, two species of Characithecium were collected from the gills of Astyanax bimaculatus Linnaeus, 1758 (Characidae). The purpose of the present study is to describe a new species of monogenean of the genus Characithecium and report Characithecium costaricensis Mendoza-Franco, Reina and Torchin, 2009 in A. Read More