Check List 11(4): e19306, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1707
Distribution extension of Acanthobothrium cartagenensis Brooks & Mayes, 1980 (Tetraphyllidea: Onchobothriidae) in Urobatis jamaicensis (Cuvier, 1816) (Myliobatiformes: Urotrygonidae) from Quintana Roo, México
expand article infoScott Monks, Griselda Pulido-Flores, Marcelo Lara-Sánchez
‡ Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
Open Access
The collection of eight specimens of Acanthobothrium cartagenensis on the coast of Quintana Roo, México extends the geographic distribution of the species from the original locality (Cartagena, Colombia) to at least the northeastern limit of the Mexican coast of the Caribbean Sea.  The species is a parasite of Urobatis jamaicensis, a common stingray of the tropical western Atlantic.  This species has not been reported since the original description in 1980.
geographic distribution; range extension; Caribbean; Yellow Stingray; Cestoda; stingray