oa African Zoology - An endoparasitic trichodinid (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) from the urinary system of Barbus trimaculatus Peters, 1852

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



During parasitological surveys in Gazankulu, an infection of a trichodinid peritrich was found in the urinary bladder and ureters of the three-spot barb, Barbus trimaculatus Peters, 1852, collected from Hudson-Ntsanwisi Dam in the Olifants River system. A taxonomic descriptionption of this new species, Trichodina uretra . sp. n. is provided.

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