Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 133–143

Description of three species of Holorchis Stossich, 1901 (Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) from marine fishes off Corsica

  • Pierre Bartoli
  • Rodney A. Bray

DOI: 10.1007/BF00009822

Cite this article as:
Bartoli, P. & Bray, R.A. Syst Parasitol (1996) 35: 133. doi:10.1007/BF00009822


Three species of Holorchis are redescribed from marine fishes from off Corsica. They are: Holorchis pycnoporus from Diplodus vulgaris, D. sargus, Lithognathus mormyrus, Pagellus erythrinus, Sparus pagrus and Symphodus roissali; H. micracanthum from Sparus pagrus and Pagellus erythrinus; and H. legendrei from Mullus surmuletus. The characteristics differentiating these species are discussed, in particular those separating H. pycnoporus and H. legendrei, species which previously have been considered synonyms. The internal morphology of the cirrus-sac differs distinctly between these forms, which also have microhabitat and host differences.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Bartoli
    • 1
  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie Marine et d'Ecologie du Benthos, EP CNRS no 75Faculté des Sciences de LuminyF-Marseille cédex 09France
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK

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