Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 67–72

Bartoliella pritchardae n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) in Epinephelides armatus (Serranidae) from temperate marine waters of Western Australia

  • Thelma O. Aken'Ova

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023994600127

Cite this article as:
Aken'Ova, T.O. Syst Parasitol (2003) 55: 67. doi:10.1023/A:1023994600127


An opecoelid, Bartoliella pritchardae n. g., n. sp., is described from the intestine of Epinephelides armatus from Western Australia. The new genus has been assigned to the subfamily Opecoelininae Gibson & Bray, 1984, bringing the number of genera in the subfamily to two. Although the new genus is similar to Opecoelina Manter, 1934 morphologically, the pedunculate ventral sucker and complete absence of a cirrus-sac necessitate the erection of a new genus. A formal re-definition of the subfamily is given, based on the diagnoses of the genera Opecoelina and Bartoliella n. g.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thelma O. Aken'Ova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesAhmadu Bello UniversityZaria, Kaduna StateNigeria