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Published: 2019-08-30

An annotated list of the Acanthocephala from Argentina

Centro de Investigación Aplicada y Transferencia Tecnológica en Recursos Marinos Almirante Storni (CIMAS—CCT CONICET—CENPAT), Güemes 1030, 8520, San Antonio Oeste, Río Negro, Argentina
Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Branišovská 31, 37005, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Laboratorio de Parasitología-INIBIOMA (CONICET-Universidad Nacional del Comahue), Avda. Quintral 1250, 8400, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
Laboratorio de Mamíferos Marinos, Centro para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos (CESIMAR—CCT CONICET—CENPAT), Blvd. Brown 2915, 9120, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco UNPSJB, Sede Puerto Madryn, Blvd. Brown 3000, 9120, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
Centro de Investigación Aplicada y Transferencia Tecnológica en Recursos Marinos Almirante Storni (CIMAS—CCT CONICET—CENPAT), Güemes 1030, 8520, San Antonio Oeste, Río Negro, Argentina Escuela Superior de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, San Martín 247, 8520, San Antonio Oeste, Río Negro, Argentina
Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva, Parque Científico, Universidad de Valencia, Carrer del Catedrátic José Beltrán, 2, 46980, Paterna, Valencia, Spain
Acanthocephala Syndermata invertebrate and vertebrate hosts diversity paratenic hosts South America


A detailed list of acanthocephalans from Argentina was generated based on 205 published records. The list includes 52 named and 35 undetermined species of Acanthocephala infecting 6 species of invertebrate (2 amphipods, 3 decapods and 1 insect) and 155 species of vertebrate (one cartilaginous fish, 95 bony fishes, 10 amphibians, 3 reptiles, 13 birds and 33 mammals) host species in the Argentinean territory. The present list contains information on the invertebrate and vertebrate host(s), site of infection, developmental stage and locality(ies) of the acanthocephalans listed and references. For some species of acanthocephalans, information about repositories of the type material, voucher specimens, and DNA sequences of individual taxa are also presented. Finally, a host-Acanthocephala list is also provided. The data compiled revealed considerable gaps in the knowledge of the diversity, taxonomy, distribution, and life cycles of the acanthocephalans from Argentina.


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