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Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Lepocreadiidae (Digenea) from the batfish of the genus Platax Cuvier (Teleostei: Ephippidae) from the southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Thomas H. Cribb
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Abstract

The following species are described from Platax spp.: Neomultitestis aspidogastriformis n. sp., from P. teira, off Heron Island, Queensland, which can be distinguished from its congeners by the transversely elongate ventral sucker divided into three loculi and probably by testis number; Multitestis magnacetabulum Mamaev, 1970, from P. teira, off Heron Island, Queensland; Diploproctodaeum rutellum (Mamaev, 1970), from P. teira, off Heron Island, Queensland; Diploproctodaeum tsubameuo n. sp., from P. batavianus, from the Swain Reefs, off Queensland, which differs from its congeners in its overlapping, posteriorly attenuated testes and 38-55 ovarian lobes; and Diplocreadium sp., from P. batavianus, from the Swain Reefs, off Queensland.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • Thomas H. Cribb
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Marine Studies and Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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