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Argulus Ambystoma, a New Species Parasitic on the Salamander Ambystoma Dumerilii from Mexico (Crustacea: Branchiura: Argulidae)

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dc.creator Poly, William J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-07T18:33:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-07T18:33:14Z
dc.date.issued 2003-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v103, n3 (June, 2003), 52-61 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23969
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University en_US
dc.description.abstract A new species of Argulus is described based on 18 specimens taken from the salamander (achoque or ajolote) Ambystoma dumerilii Duges, collected in Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. Diagnostic characters include the shape of the respiratory areas, number of sclerites in suction cup rods, and structures on the legs of males. Females are heavily stippled, whereas males have a very distinctive pigment pattern consisting of abundant melanophores covering the testes dors ally and two dark, inverted triangular patches on the carapace dorsally. The new species is similar to the North American species, A versicolor,A. americanus, A. maculosus, and A diversus. A single, dorsal pore was observed on each caudal ramus using scanning electron microscopy; these pores have not been reported previously in the Branchiura. en_US
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dc.title Argulus Ambystoma, a New Species Parasitic on the Salamander Ambystoma Dumerilii from Mexico (Crustacea: Branchiura: Argulidae) en_US