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Infections of Gyrodactylus bullatarudis and Gyrodactylus turnbulli on Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in Trinidad
Phil D. Harris and Anna Marie Lyles
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 78, No. 5 (Oct., 1992), pp. 912-914
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3283329
Page Count: 3
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Gyrodactylus bullatarudis Turnbull, 1956, and Gyrodactylus turnbulli Harris, 1986, are recorded from guppies (Poecilia reticulata) from the northern mountains of Trinidad. Mixed infections of the 2 species were found at 9 localities. Gyrodactylus turnbulli had a predominantly posterior distribution on the fishes, whereas G. bullatarudis was more anteriorly distributed. This is the first record of these species from guppies collected from within their original range.
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