Systematic Parasitology

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Alcicornis haroldi n. sp. (Digenea: Bucephalidae) from the yellowspotted trevally Carangoides fulvoguttatus (Forsskål) (Carangidae) from off New Caledonia

  • Rodney A. BrayEmail author
  • Jean-Lou Justine


Alcicornis haroldi n. sp. is described from Carangoides fulvoguttatus from off New Caledonia, South Pacific. It differs from all other Alcicornis spp. in its large protuberant pharynx, and from the most similar species, A. baylisi Nagaty, 1937, in its broader rhynchus, indistinct withdrawn tentacles and vitelline distribution.


Genital Pore Posterior Extremity Genital Atrium Anterior Testis Vitelline Field 
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Alcicornis haroldi n. sp. est décrit de Carangoides fulvoguttatus de Nouvelle-Calédonie, Pacifique Sud. L’espèce diffère de tous les Alcicornis spp. par son gros pharynx protubérant, et de l’espèce la plus proche, A. baylisi Nagaty, 1937, par son rhynchus plus large, ses tentacules rétractés indistincts et la distribution du vitellus.



Our thanks are due to Marine Briand, a student, who helped with the parasitological survey, and Ronald Fricke (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany), who kindly identified the fish (from photographs).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyNatural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.UMR 7138 Systématique, Adaptation, ÉvolutionMuséum National d’Histoire NaturelleParis cedex 05France
  3. 3.Aquarium des LagonsNouméaNew Caledonia

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