Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 143–155

Postlepidapedon Zdzitowiecki, 1993 and Gibsonivermis n. g. (Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) from fishes of the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and their relationship to Intusatrium Durio & Manter, 1968

  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Thomas H. Cribb
  • Stephen C. Barker

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005729703302

Cite this article as:
Bray, R.A., Cribb, T.H. & Barker, S.C. Syst Parasitol (1997) 36: 143. doi:10.1023/A:1005729703302


The genus Intusatrium Durio & Manter, 1968 is redefined based on a re-examination of paratypes of the type-species, I. robustum Durio & Manter, 1968, and is considered monotypic with characteristic terminal genitalia: internal seminal vesicle elongate tubular, with rather thick wall, divided by slight change in wall thickness into longer proximal and shorter distal region; pars prostatica subcylindrical; ejaculatory duct relatively short, with wrinkled/wall. The genus Postlepidapedon Zdzitowiecki, 1993 is redefined and Intusatrium secundum Durio & Manter, 1968 is attributed to it as a new combination. Postlepidapedon secundum n. comb. is redescribed from a paratype and new material from Choerodon graphicus. P. spissum n. sp. from Choerodon venustus, C. cyanodus, C. fasciatus and C. schoenleinii is recognised on the basis of its thick-walled internal seminal vesicle. P. uberis n. sp. from Choerodon schoenleinii and C. venustus is distinguished by the shape and contents of the cirrus-sac with narrow, convoluted internal seminal vesicle, large vesicular pars prostatica and short, muscular ejaculatory duct. A new genus, Gibsonivermis, erected for Intusatrium berryi Gibson, 1987, is characterised by the elongate narrow cirrus-sac and a uroproct. G. berryi n. comb. is redescribed from Sillago ciliata, S. maculata and Sillago sp.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • Thomas H. Cribb
    • 2
  • Stephen C. Barker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of ParasitologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Parasitology and Centre for Molecular and Cellular BiologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia