Redescription of Nomimoscolex piraeeba Woodland, 1934 (Cestoda, Proteocephalidea), from the Amazon catfishes, Brachyplatystoma spp. with proposal of synonyms and invalidation of Endorchiinae and Endorchis
the proteocephalid species nomimoscolex piraeeba woodland, 1934, n. dorad (woodland, 1935) and endorchis piraeeba woodland, 1934, from brachyplatystoma spp., south american silurid fishes, are critically revised. it is concluded that they concern to one species, n. piraeeba. the endorchiinae, a subfamily of monticelliidae, and genus endorchis are invalidated herein. the valid species of endorchiinae, belonging to genus muzophorus, m. admonticellia woodland, 1934, m. pirarara woodland, 1934 and m. woodlandi rego, 1984, are transferred provisionally to zygobothriinae.