Check List 10(1): 211-212, doi: 10.15560/10.1.211
Distribution extension of Glyphobothrium zwerneri Williams & Campbell, 1977 (Tetraphyllidea: Serendipeidae) from the cownose ray Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill, 1815) (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from Campeche, México
expand article infoGriselda Pulido-Flores, Scott Monks
‡ Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
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The collection of four specimens of Glyphobothrium zwerneri extends the geographic distribution of the species from the original locality (Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, U.S.A.) to at least Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, México, at the southern limit of the Gulf of Mexico. The species is a parasite of Rhinoptera bonasus, a stingray that is thought to migrate within a wide range, suggesting that conservation efforts should be consistent within the stingray’s range, just as is necessary for birds and other species that migrate.
Tetrphyllidea; Serendipeidae; range extension; Campeche; Mexico