Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 113–118 | Cite as

Dendromonocotyle urogymni sp. nov. (Monogenea, Monocotylidae) from Urogymnus asperrimus (Elasmobranchii, Dasyatidae) off eastern Australia

  • Leslie Chisholm
  • Ian Whittington


Dendromonocotyle urogymni sp. nov. is described from the dorsal surface of the porcupine ray, Urogymnus asperrimus, kept at Cairns Marine Aquarium Fish in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Dendromonocotyle urogymni can be distinguished most readily from the other 15 species in the genus by the male copulatory organ which has a distinct spherical inflation mid-way along its length. This is the first monocotylid to be described from U. asperrimus.


Monogenea Monocotylidae Dendromonocotyle urogymni sp. nov. Dasyatidae Urogymnus asperrimus Queensland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Monogenean Research Laboratory, Parasitology SectionThe South Australian MuseumAdelaide, South AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.Marine Parasitology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DX 650 418)The University of AdelaideAdelaide, South AustraliaAustralia

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