Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 233-237

First online:

A new species of Moaciria (Nematoda, Heterakidae) and other helminths in the red Mawatta frog, Hylophorbus cf. rufescens (Anura, Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea

  • Charles R. BurseyAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, Pennsylvania State University Email author 
  • , Stephen R. GoldbergAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, Whittier College
  • , Fred KrausAffiliated withDepartment of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum

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Moaciria moraveci sp. nov. (Nematoda, Heterakidae) from the large intestine of Hylophorbus cf. rufescens from Papua New Guinea is described. Moaciria moraveci sp. nov. represents the 9th species assigned to the genus and the 5th from the Australo-Papuan region. It is distinguished from congeners by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae of the male, spicule length and vulvar position.

Key words

Nematoda Moaciria moraveci sp. nov Anura Hylophorbus cf rufescens Papua New Guinea