Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 75–80

Dactylostomum cribbi n. sp., a new opecoeline digenean from the Australian freshwater fish Gadopsis marmoratus Richardson

  • David I. Gibson
  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Langdon Jeremy S. 
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00009793

Cite this article as:
Gibson, D.I., Bray, R.A. & Langdon, J.S. Syst Parasitol (1990) 17: 75. doi:10.1007/BF00009793

Abstract

An opecoelid digenean, Dactylostomum cribbi n. sp., is described from the intestine of the freshwater fish Gadopsis marmoratus from Victoria, Australia, and its pathology commented upon. Its systematics is discussed in relation to related opecoelid genera, such as Coitocaecum Nicoll, 1915 (syn. Ozakia Wisniewski, 1933) and Nicolla Wisniewski, 1934, and the species of Dactylostomum Woolcock, 1935 occurring in Australasian waters. D. cribbi is smaller and less elongate than most species of Dactylosto- and Coitocaecum. The zoogeography of this and related forms is commented upon.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David I. Gibson
    • 1
  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • Langdon Jeremy S. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyBritish Museum (Natural History)LondonUK
  2. 2.Australian Fish Health LaboratoryBenallaAustralia
  3. 3.Fish Health Section, Department of AgricultureBaron-Hay CourtSouth PerthAustralia