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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 257, Issue 3, pp 185–189 | Cite as

Stylochus (Imogene) matatasi n. sp. (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida): pest of cultured giant clams and pearl oysters from Solomon Islands

  • L. J. Newman
  • L. R. G. Cannon
  • H. Govan
Article

Abstract

A large polyclad flatworm has been consistently found associated with mortalities of the cultured giant clam,Tridacna gigas (L.) and the fouling pearl oysterPinctada maculata (Gould) in Solomon Islands.Stylochus (Imogene) matatasi n. sp. is described and a brief account of its biology is given.

Key words

Platyhelminthes Polycladida Stylochus Tridacna aquaculture 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Newman
    • 1
  • L. R. G. Cannon
    • 1
  • H. Govan
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland MuseumSouth BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.ICLARMHoniara, Salomon Islands

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