Pseudorhabdosynochus regius n. sp. (Monogenea, Diplectanidae) from the mottled grouper Mycteroperca rubra (Teleostei) in the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic.
Bottom Line: Its closest relatives (based on the structure of the sclerotised vagina) are species mostly found in the Mediterranean Sea and parasites on species of Mycteroperca.A list of diplectanids from groupers in the Mediterranean Sea is provided.We point out that a recent article was not compliant with the new Article 8.5.3 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature; for this reason, three species, P. nhatrangensis Dang, Bristow, Schander & Berland, 2013, P. vietnamensis Dang et al., 2013 and P. brunei Dang et al., 2013, are invalid.
Affiliation: Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Écosystèmes Aquatiques, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Université de Sfax, BP 1171, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia.Show MeSH
Mentions: Monogeneans were drawn with the aid of an Olympus BH2 microscope equipped with a drawing apparatus and DIC optics. The sclerotised parts were measured and designated according to Figure 1. The measurements of the right-hand haptoral hard-parts and left-hand equivalents were pooled. All measurements on the drawings were taken with the help of a custom-made transparent rule and are in micrometres. Measurements of the holotype (h) are given separately. Drawings were scanned and redrawn on a computer using Adobe Illustrator.Figure 1.
Affiliation: Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Écosystèmes Aquatiques, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Université de Sfax, BP 1171, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia.