Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 99–110 | Cite as

Lepidapedon spp. (Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) from deep-sea gadiform fishes of the NW Atlantic Ocean, including four new species

  • Ronald A. Campbell
  • Rodney A. Bray
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Abstract

Five species are described from fishes in deep waters of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean: Lepidapedon gaevskayae n. sp. from Coryphaenoides (Nematonurus) armatus; L. merretti n. sp. from Phycis chesteri; L. zubchenkoi n. sp. from Coryphaenoides (Chalinura) leptolepis; L. beveridgei n. sp. from C. (N.) armatus; and Lepidapedon sp. innom. from Antimora rostrata. The genus Lepidapedon is discussed and divided into groups of species distinguished by the vitelline distribution and the extent of excretory vesicle. The new species are placed in their appropriate groups and differentiated from the other species in the group.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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