New records of suctorians (Ciliophora: Suctoria) as epibionts of aquatic true bugs (Hemiptera: Prosorrhyncha: Nepomorpha) from two regions: Mexico and Eastern Europe

Marіño-Pérez, Ricardo and Dovgal, I. V. and Mayén-Estrada, Rosaura (2011) New records of suctorians (Ciliophora: Suctoria) as epibionts of aquatic true bugs (Hemiptera: Prosorrhyncha: Nepomorpha) from two regions: Mexico and Eastern Europe. Zootaxa (23 Mar). pp. 48-60.

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Abstract

Here, we provide new records of suctorians (Ciliophora: Suctoria), epibionts of aquatic true bugs (Hemiptera: Prosorrhyncha: Nepomorpha) collected in Ukraine, Belarus and Mexico. The worldwide distribution of the 16 species we found is updated, from which, 15 species are new records as epibionts of 15 species of aquatic true bugs. Only for the suctorian Discophrya gessneri Matthes, we confirm the previous record (epibiont of Aphelocheirus aestivalis Fabricius). We conclude that the relationship between the suctorians and aquatic true bugs is poorly studied and some suctorian genera (Discophrya Lachmann and Periacineta Collin) inhabit as nepomorphans as other aquatic insects (Coleoptera). However the high degree of specificity at the species level of these genera is evident, for which we provide some possible explanations according to the group of basibiont.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suctorian, nepid, epibiosis, epibiont-basibiont system, Mexico, Ukraine, Belarus
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > Department of Botany, Biological Resources and Conservation of Biological Diversity
Depositing User: лаборант С.Л. Гуторчук
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 14:59
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2015 02:13
URI: http://eprints.zu.edu.ua/id/eprint/8222

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