First record of the American cestode Proteocephalus ambloplitis (Leidy, 1887) (Proteocephalidae) in Europe

Y. Kvach*, M. Seifertová, L. Carassou, M. Ondračková

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Here, we report the first record of pleroceroids of the Nearctic tapeworm Proteocephalus ambloplitis (Leidy, 1887) in European fresh waters. The plerocercoids were found encapsulated in the internal organs of the invasive pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758) in a pond in Bègles Plage, Bordeaux, France. This parasite species was not observed in L. gibbosus collected from two nearby localities, Bordeaux Lac and a pond in the Parc de Fontaudin. Species identification was confirmed using molecular data and morphological characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere144
JournalJournal of Helminthology
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Bègles Plage
  • Invasive fish
  • Non-native species
  • Parasites
  • Plerocercoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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