Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 151–157 | Cite as

Ankistromeces mariae n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from Meuschenia freycineti (Monacanthidae) off Tasmania

  • Matthew J. Nolan
  • Thomas H. Cribb


Ankistromeces mariae n. g., n. sp. is described from Meuschenia freycineti (Monacanthidae), the six-spined leatherjacket, from off northern Tasmania. The new genus differs from the 21 other sanguinicolid genera in the combination of the anteriorly intercaecal and posteriorly post-caecal single testis, the presence of a cirrus-sac, the absence of an auxiliary external seminal vesicle, separate genital pores, the typically post-ovarian uterus and the H-shaped intestine. A. mariae is the first sanguinicolid to be reported from a monacanthid fish.


Seminal Vesicle Single Testis External Seminal Vesicle Monacanthid Fish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew J. Nolan
    • 1
  • Thomas H. Cribb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Parasitology and Centre for Marine StudiesThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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