Sokolov S.G.1, Gordeev I.I.2 2014. The first record of Monogenea (Plathelminthes) parasitic on char (Salmonidae: Salvelinus) from Kronotsky Lake (Kamchatka Peninsula), Russia // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.11. No.2: 353–359 [in English].

1 The Center of Parasitology IPEE RAS, Leninskyi Prospect 33, Moscow 119071 Russia, e-mail: sokolovsg@mail.ru

2 Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Verkhnaya Krasnoselskaya Str. 17, Moscow 107140, Russia, gordeev@vniro.ru

ABSTRACT: Monogeneans are recorded as parasites of fishes in Kronotsky Lake for the first time. Salmonchus sp., Gyrodactylus birmani and Gyrodactylus sp. were found in char. Salmonchus sp. is similar to Salmonchus alaskensis (Price, 1937) and Salmonchus grumosus (Pugachev, 1984), but cannot be unambiguously identified as one of them. Gyrodactylus sp. is similar to Gyrodactylus brachymystacis Ergens, 1978 sensu You et al., 2006 in many features but different in details of the marginal hook sickle morphology.

KEY WORDS: Salmonchus, Gyrodactylus birmani, Salvelinus albus, Salvelinus shmidti, Kamchatka Peninsula, Kronotsky Lake.

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