Title

Gill Flukes (Monogenoidea) from the Rainbow Darter, Etheostoma caeruleum (Perciformes: Percidae): New Distributional Records for Arkansas, USA

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2017

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

We collected 2 species of Monogenoidea from the gills of 9 of 29 (31%) Rainbow Darters (Etheostoma caeruleum) from Arkansas. We found Gyrodactylus etheostomae on 4 of 29 (14%) from 3 localities and Aethycteron caerulei on 7 of 29 (24%) from 4 localities. These are the first records for A. caerulei from Arkansas and the first for parasites from E. caeruleum west of the Mississippi River. Based on geographic distribution and morphological similarity, we suggest amending the following previously reported host records for G. etheostomae as follows: Etheostoma asprigene to Etheostoma exile in North Dakota and Etheostoma radiosum tentatively to Etheostoma uniporum in Arkansas.

Publication Title

Comparative Parasitology

Volume

84

Issue

2

First Page

189

Last Page

193

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