Occurrence of Nerocila acuminata (Schiödte & Meinert, 1881) (Crustacea, Cymothoidae) parasitic on the shortnose guitarfish Zapteryx brevirostris (Rhinobatiformes, Rhinobatidae) off Brazil

Verônica Takatsuka, Venâncio Guedes de Azevedo, Bruna Larissa Maganhe, Laura de Oliveira Camilo, Eduardo Gomes Sanches

Submited: 2022-02-21 10:32:22 | Published: 2022-08-31 19:53:20

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol50-issue4-fulltext-2902

Abstract


The isopods of the family Cymothoidae are ectoparasites crustaceans that infest a wide variety of saltwater fish. This paper documented the first occurrence of Nerocila acuminata (Schiödte & Meinert, 1881) parasitizing the shortnose guitarfish Zapteryx brevirostris (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Rhinobatiformes, Rhinobatidae) in the southern Atlantic Ocean. This report can be an available tool to create a parasitology database for a species of conservation interest. It will also provide scientific data that can help the understanding of the biological factors acting in healthy populations and thus support the efforts made to preserve and conserve the species.


Takatsuka V, de Azevedo V, Maganhe B, Camilo L, Sanches E. Occurrence of Nerocila acuminata (Schiödte & Meinert, 1881) (Crustacea, Cymothoidae) parasitic on the shortnose guitarfish Zapteryx brevirostris (Rhinobatiformes, Rhinobatidae) off Brazil. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2022;50(4): 618-621. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol50-issue4-fulltext-2902 [Accessed 30 Jan. 2023].
Takatsuka, V., de Azevedo, V., Maganhe, B., Camilo, L., & Sanches, E. (2022). Occurrence of Nerocila acuminata (Schiödte & Meinert, 1881) (Crustacea, Cymothoidae) parasitic on the shortnose guitarfish Zapteryx brevirostris (Rhinobatiformes, Rhinobatidae) off Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 50(4), 618-621. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol50-issue4-fulltext-2902