Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 101–113 | Cite as

New plagioporines (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from deep-sea fishes of the North Atlantic Ocean

  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Ronald A. Campbell


Three new species of digenean are described from demersal fishes taken in deep waters of the northwestern and northeastern Atlantic Ocean: Podocotyle schistotesticulata n. sp. from Antimora rostrata; P. harrisae n. sp. from Coryphaenoides (Lionurus) carapinus; and Gaevskajatrema halosauropsi n. sp. from Halosauropsis macrochir. The status of the nominal species of the genus Podocotyle Dujardin, 1845 is presented in annotated summary, along with a tabulation of the distinctive characteristics of recognised species of the genus. Gaevskajatrema Gibson & Bray, 1982 is discussed and its diagnosis amended.


Deep Water Atlantic Ocean North Atlantic Ocean Nominal Species Demersal Fish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • Ronald A. Campbell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of Massachusetts DartmouthNorth DartmouthUSA

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