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New host and distribution records for five species of <i>Enterogyrus Paperna</i>, 1963 (Dactylogyridae: Ancyrocephalinae) from cichlid hosts in South Africa

Iva Přikrylová
Sareh Tavakol
Nico J. Smit
Willem J. Smit
Wilmien J. Luus-Powell


Between March 2015 and September 2016, three species of Cichlidae (Coptodon rendalli, Oreochromis mossambicus and Tilapia sparrmanii) were screened  for the presence of stomach monogeneans. Four localities across three provinces of South Africa (Limpopo, Northern Cape and North West) were  sampled and a total of five Enterogyrus species were identified, viz. E. cichlidarum, E. coronatus, E. malmbergi, E. mashegoi and E. multispiralis. Finding E.  malmbergi from O. mossambicus and T. sparrmanii represents new host and geographic records. Enterogyrus coronatus was reported from C. rendalli and T.  sparrmanii from three localities. Both hosts are new host records for the species and show a wide distribution of E. coronatus within South Africa. Tilapia   sparrmanii is a new host record for E. cichlidarum, E. mashegoi and E. multispiralis. Enterogyrus mashegoi and E. cichlidarum are reported from new localities.