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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.44, No. 3, 1999, 153-155
Pronina Svetlana V. (1), Pronin Nikolai M. (1), Selgeby Jim H. (2) - First record of trypanosomes from the blood of sculpins (Cottus ricei and C. cognatus) from Lake Superior, WI, USA

(1) Buryat Institute of Biology, Siberian Department of Russian Academy of Sciences, 6 Sakhyanova Street, Ulan-Ude, 760047, Russia; (2) Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Superior Biological Station, Ashland, WI 54806-2427, USA

During parasitological research of fishes in Lake Superior (USA) in August-September 1994, infection with trypanosomes of the blood of sculpins (Cottus ricei and C. cognatus) was recorded for the first time. The descriptions of three morphological groups of the genus Trypanosoma: T. sp. I, found in blood of C. ricei, T. sp. II and T. sp. III from blood of C. cognatus, have been provided.

KEY WORDS: Trypanosoma spp., Cottidae, Lake Superior, USA
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