Description of three species of Holorchis Stossich, 1901 (Digenea: Lepocreadiidae) from marine fishes off Corsica
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- Bartoli, P. & Bray, R.A. Syst Parasitol (1996) 35: 133. doi:10.1007/BF00009822
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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.