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Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 63-70

The taxonomic status of Distomum umbrinae Stossich, 1885 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from the sciaenid fish Umbrina cirrosa (L.) in the Mediterranean Sea

  • David I. GibsonAffiliated withDepartment of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History)
  • , Rodney A. BrayAffiliated withDepartment of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History)

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Abstract

Distomum umbrinae Stossich, 1885 from the intestine of Umbrina cirrosa in the Mediterranean Sea is described and figured based on material from several sources. Its generic designation is discussed in relation to Allocreadium, Podocotyle, Pycnadenoides and Pachycreadium. This species is considered to belong to Pycnadenoides and the new combination Pycnadenoides umbrinae is formed. A neotype is designated for this species. P. umbrinae is compared with P. ghanensis, which is considered valid.