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Abstract

Bacciger pellonae n. sp. (Trematoda, Fellodistomidae) from a freshwater fish, Pellona castelnaeana Valenciennes of Rondônia State, Brazil.

Abstract

Bacciger pellonae sp. nov. is described and figured from the intestinal tract of Pellona castelnaeana from the Brazilian state of Rondônia. The new species is similar to the type species of the genus, B. bacciger, but differs from it in having a post-testicular, lobate ovary, intertesticular caeca and an acetabulum that is smaller than the oral sucker. It is the first member of the genus to be reported from South America and the first from freshwater.