Monogenea of fishes from the lagoon flats of Palmyra Atoll in the Central Pacific

TitleMonogenea of fishes from the lagoon flats of Palmyra Atoll in the Central Pacific
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsVidal-Martinez V.M, Soler-Jimenez L.C, Aguirre-Macedo M.L, McLaughlin J., Jaramillo A.G, Shaw J.C, James A., Hechinger R.F, Kuris A.M, Lafferty K.D
JournalZookeys
Pagination1-23
Date Published2017/11
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1313-2989
Accession NumberWOS:000414239400001
KeywordsAtoll; e-merra perciformes; epinephelus-fasciatus; fish; geographical isolation; indo-pacific; islands; metamicrocotyla-macracantha; Monogenea; mugil-cephalus; new-caledonia; peninsular malaysia; red-sea; reef fishes; striped mullet; trematodes
Abstract

A survey of the monogeneans of fishes from the lagoon flats of Palmyra Atoll detected 16 species already reported from the Indo-West Pacific faunal region. A total of 653 individual fish from 44 species were collected from the sand flats bordering the lagoon of the atoll. Eighteen species of fish were infected with monogeneans. The monogenean species recovered were: Benedenia hawaiiensis on Acanthurus xanthopterus, Chaetodon auriga, Chaetodon lunula, Mulloidichthys flavolineatus, Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus and Rhinecanthus aculeatus; Ancyrocephalus ornatus on Arothron hispidus; Euryhaliotrema annulocirrus on Chaetodon auriga and Chaetodon lunula; Euryhaliotrema chrysotaeniae on Lutjanus fulvus; Euryhaliotrema grandis on Chaetodon auriga and Chaetodon lunula; Haliotrema acanthuri on Acanthurus triostegus; Haliotrema aurigae on Chaetodon auriga and Chaetodon lunula; Haliotrema dempsteri on Acanthurus xanthopterus; Haliotrema minutospirale on Mulloidichthys flavolineatus; Haliotrematoides patellacirrus on Lutjanus monostigma; Neohaliotrema bombini on Abudefduf septemfasciatus and Abudefduf sordidus; Acleotrema girellae and Acleotrema parastromatei on Kyphosus cinerascens; Cemocotylella elongata on Caranx ignobilis, Caranx melampygus and Caranx papuensis; Metamicrocotyla macracantha on Crenimugil crenilabris; and Pseudopterinotrema albulae on Albula glossodonta. All these monogenean-host combinations represent new geographical records. The monogenean species composition of the Palmyra Atoll is similar to that of the Hawaiian Islands. However, the number of species recovered was lower compared with other localities within the Indo-West Pacific, perhaps due to the geographical isolation of Palmyra Atoll.

DOI10.3897/zookeys.713.14732
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