Cichlidogyrus attenboroughi

Cichlidogyrus attenboroughi is a species of monopisthocotylean monogeneans in the family Dactylogyridae (or Ancyrocephalidae according to certain classifications). It is a parasite of the gills of the fish Benthochromis horii in Lake Tanganyika.[1]

Cichlidogyrus attenboroughi
Scientific classification
Cichlidogyrus attenboroughi

Kmentová, Gelnar, Koblmüller & Vanhove, 2016


According to Kmentová, Gelnar, Koblmüller & Vanhove, "the species epithet honours the English scientist and broadcaster Sir David Frederick Attenborough, in gratitude for the insights and inspiration he gave to so many people to study and protect nature and biodiversity".[1]


  1. Kmentová, Nikol; Gelnar, Milan; Koblmüller, Stephan; Vanhove, Maarten P. M. (2016). "Deep-water parasite diversity in Lake Tanganyika: description of two new monogenean species from benthopelagic cichlid fishes". Parasites & Vectors. 9 (1). doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1696-x. ISSN 1756-3305. PMC 4972994.
  • Nathaniel Scharping, Your Weekly Attenborough: Cichlidogyrus attenboroughi. webpage
  • Jonas Van Boxel, Une nouvelle espèce pour le 90e anni-ver-saire de Sir David Attenborough. webpage
  • Ema Wiesnerová, eng Jana Doleželová. Parasitologists name new species after Brno and Attenborough.webpage

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