Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 153–158

Allopodocotyle skoliorchis n. sp. (Opecoelidae: Plagioporinae) from Parequula melbournensis (Castelnau) (Gerreidae), a temperate marine fish in Australian waters

Authors

  • Thelma O.L. Aken'Ova
    • Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyThe University of Queensland
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022577011045

Cite this article as:
Aken'Ova, T.O. Syst Parasitol (2003) 54: 153. doi:10.1023/A:1022577011045

Abstract

A new species of Allopodocotyle Pritchard, 1966 is described from the intestine and pyloric caeca of Parequula melbournensis (Gerreidae) caught from the waters off South and Western Australia. The new species is distinguished from other species by its larger eggs, broader form, pre-bifurcal genital pore and a number of other measurable features that are discussed. Of the species that share morphological similarities with Allopodocotyle skoliorchis n. sp., it is the only species known from a gerreid; all the other species are from serranids.

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