Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 153–158

Allopodocotyle skoliorchis n. sp. (Opecoelidae: Plagioporinae) from Parequula melbournensis (Castelnau) (Gerreidae), a temperate marine fish in Australian waters

  • Thelma O.L. Aken'Ova


A new species of Allopodocotyle Pritchard, 1966 is described from the intestine and pyloric caeca of Parequula melbournensis (Gerreidae) caught from the waters off South and Western Australia. The new species is distinguished from other species by its larger eggs, broader form, pre-bifurcal genital pore and a number of other measurable features that are discussed. Of the species that share morphological similarities with Allopodocotyle skoliorchis n. sp., it is the only species known from a gerreid; all the other species are from serranids.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thelma O.L. Aken'Ova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesAhmadu Bello UniversityZaria, Kaduna StateNigeria

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