Intestinal parasites of marine, brackish water and freshwater fish and eels
throughout the world.
Because of their rather similar morphology and the inadequate descriptions
of many nominal species, it is practically impossible to make a detailed
comparison among them. Some authors prefer to characterize these parasites
according to their host groups or geographic regions.
A range of marine habitats.
For example, Cucullanus austropacificus and C. gymnothoracis
are described from fish inhabiting tropical reefs of the Indo-Pacific while
C. incognitus is described from a deep-water fish
occurring near the Chesterfield Islands and New Caledonia of the southwest
Pacific Ocean (Moravec and Justine, 2018).
Moravec, F. and Justine, J-L. 2017. Two new species of nematode parasites,
Cucullanus epinepheli sp. n. (Cucullanidae) and Procamallanus
(Spirocamallanus) sinespinis sp. n. (Camallanidae), from
marine serranid and haemulid ishes of New Caledonia. Folia Parasitologica
64:011; doi: 10.14411/fp.2017.011
Moravec, F., Justine, J.L. 2018. Three new species of Cucullanus (Nematoda:
Cucullanidae) from marine fishes off New Caledonia, with a key to the species of
Cucullanus from Anguilliformes. Parasite 25:51; doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2018050
Moravec, F., Justine, J-L. 2019. New species and new records of camallanid
nematodes (Nematoda, Camallanidae) from marine fishes and sea snakes in New
Caledonia. Parasite 26:66; doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2019068
Ndew, D.E., Diouf, M. Ba, C.T., Morand, S. 2014. A New Species of Cucullanus
(Nematoda: Cucullaninae, Cucullanidae) from Mugil curema (Mugilidae) in
Senegal (West Africa). Comp Parasitol. 81:15-22
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