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Pseudorhabdosynochus quadratus n. sp. (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) from the white-streaked grouper Epinephelus ongus (Bloch) (Perciformes: Serranidae) off New Caledonia

  • Charlotte Schoelinck
  • Jean-Lou Justine
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Abstract

Pseudorhabdosynochus quadratus n. sp. is described from three specimens collected from the gills of a rarely examined fish, the white-streaked grouper Epinephelus ongus (Bloch), caught off Nouméa, New Caledonia. The description is based on Berlese slides and observations of live specimens; the soft parts are not described in detail. The species is characterised by a compact, sclerotised vagina with a robust trumpet, short primary canal, two closely associated chambers linked by a very short secondary canal and small accessory structure.

Keywords

Accessory Structure Male Copulatory Organ Outer Length Primary Canal Secondary Canal 
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Résumé

Pseudorhabdosynochus quadratus n. sp. est décrit de trois spécimens récoltés des branchies d’un poisson rarement examiné, pêché près de Nouméa (Nouvelle-Calédonie), la loche à taches claires Epinephelus ongus (Bloch). La description est basée sur des lames en Berlese et l’observation de spécimens vivants ; les parties molles ne sont pas décrites en détail. L’espèce est caractérisée par un vagin sclérifié compact, qui inclut une trompette robuste, un canal primaire court, deux chambres très proches reliées par un canal secondaire très court et une structure accessoire petite.

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Acknowledgements

Dominique Deschamps, a fisherman from the Nouméa fish market, kindly caught the fish for us. Partly supported by ATM Biodiversité actuelle et fossile and ATM Barcode, MNHN.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UMR 7138 Systématique, Adaptation, Évolution, Muséum National d’Histoire NaturelleParis cedex 05France
  2. 2.Aquarium des LagonsNouméaNouvelle-Calédonie

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