By Vernon E. Thatcher
For a few years, scholars from various international locations have complained in regards to the loss of "tools" to spot aquatic invertebrates from Latin the US. Keys present in permitted textbooks are in most cases constrained, superficial or too popular-science. however, extra complex keys in educational books on aquatic invertebrates fail to hide Neotropical representatives in due aspect. The few that do, in spite of the fact that, additionally exhibit too many defects in scope and presentation to be thought of updated. a global staff of editors mixed their efforts with Pensoft Publishers to release a brand new significant sequence at the aquatic biodiversity of Latin the US. approximately 15 monographs, written via scientists from a variety of international locations, will supply a brand new, unrivalled view of the marvellous aquatic international of South the US! The sequence is addressed to zoologists, ecologists, hydrobiologists, biogeographers, conservationists and scholars attracted to aquatic biodiversity. The sequence may be an drawing close device for any organic library. quantity 1 - This e-book covers the subsequent Phyla and sessions: Protozoa (Myxozoa, Sporozoa), Plathelminthes (Trematoda, Monogenoidea, Cestoda), Nematoda, Acanthocephala, Crustacea (Copepoda, Branchiura, Isopoda), Hirudinea and Pentastomida which are recognized to parasitize Amazonian fishes. The textual content is in English and the identity keys to households and genera are in either English and Spanish. as well as the keys and checklists, each one bankruptcy provides details at the morphology, existence cycles, pathology, prevention, therapy, assortment strategy, in addition to basic reference info on each one taxon. An alphabetic desk of host fishes with their respective parasites is equipped. The e-book will turn out to be priceless for parasitologists, ichthyologists, aquaculturists, pisciulturists and all these attracted to Neotropical fish parasites.
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Reproduction by binary fission and conjugation. Free-living and parasitic. Balantidium CLAPARÈDE & LACHMAN, 1858. Trophozoite oval or elliptical. Cytostome near anterior extremity; cytopharynx not well developed. Body ciliation uniform. Cytopyge and contractile vacuole terminal. Intestine of invertebrates and vertebrates. B. piscicola GÈZA, 1913: gut of Piaractus brachypoma and Pimelodus clarias: Brazil. (Fig. 2-29). Body = 36 x 28; macronucleus = 12 x 6-7; cilia = 3-4. Nyctotherus LEIDY, 1877.
Calyptospora tucunarensis: A. mature sporocyst; B. sporulated oöcyst (redrawn from BÉKÉSI & MOLNÁR 1991). 40 ABLA Vol. 1 – Thatcher: Parásitos de Peces Amazónicos IX. S. & S. ARANA (2003): A new species of Henneguya, a gill parasite of Astyanax altiparane (Pisces: Characidade) from Brazil, with comments and histopathology and seasonality. - Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 98(6): 761-765. BÉKÉSI, L. & K. MOLNÁR (1991): Calyptospora tucunarensis n. sp. (Apicomplexa : Sporozoa) from the liver of tucunaré Cichla ocellaris in Brazil.
5. Myxidium BÜTSCHLI, 1882. Spores elongate, with one polar capsule at each extremity. Tissues of fishes, rarely of amphibian and aquatic reptiles. cruzi PENIDO, 1927: bile duct of Chalcinus nematurus: Brazil. (Fig. 2-25). Spores = 17-18 x 5-7; polar capsules = 5-6 x 2-3. fonsecai PENIDO, 1927: gallbladder of Carapus fasciatus: Brazil. (Fig. 2-26). 5-3; polar capsules = 2-3. : Brazil. (Fig. 2-27). 4 x 3. Myxobolus BÜTSCHLI, 1882. Spores oval or pyriform, with two polar capsules in one extremity; valves without tail-like extensions.