Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 313–326 | Cite as

Diploproctodaeum spp. (Digenea, Lepocreadiidae) in Australian and New Caledonian waters including two new species from Tetraodontiformes and new records of related species

  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Thomas H. Cribb
  • Jean-Lou Justine
Article

Abstract

Diploproctodaeum monstrosum sp. nov. is described from Arothron stellatus and A. mappa from off Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef. It differs from its congeners in having a body-length ventral scoop. Diploproctodaeum triodoni sp. nov. is described from Triodon macropterus off New Caledonia. It is distinguished by the extensive vitelline fields usually reaching to the ventral sucker and the folded scoop margins. Other related species are reported from new hosts or localities and dimensions are supplied for: Diploproctodaeum haustrum from Aluterus monoceros off New Caledonia; Diploproctodaeum arothroni from Arothron hispidus off Lizard Island and Ningaloo Reef, northern Western Australia, A. nigropunctatus off Lizard Island and Arothron manilensis off New Caledonia; Diploproctodaeum macracetabulum from Abalistes stellatus on the Swain Reefs, southern Great Barrier Reef and off New Caledonia; Diploproctodaeum momoaafata from Ostracion cubicus off Lizard Island; Diploproctodaeum rutellum from Platax teira off Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef; Diploproctodaeoides longipygum from Abalistes stellatus on the Swain Reefs and off New Caledonia; Diplocreadium tsontso from Balistoides conspicillum off Heron Island; Bianium arabicum from Lagocephalus sceleratus off New Caledonia. Attention is drawn to apparent convergent evolution in the body form of several families of trematodes infecting tetraodontids and especially species of Arothron.

Keywords

Digenea Lepocreadiidae Diploproctodaeum Diploproctodaeoides Diplocreadium Bianium Great Barrier Reef Ningaloo Reef Australia New Caledonia 

Résumé

Diploproctodaeum monstrosum sp. nov. est décrit de Arothron stellatus et A. mappa de Lizard Island, nord de la Grande Barrière de Corail. L’espèce diffère de ses congénères par sa cuillère ventrale aussi longue que le corps. Diploproctodaeum triodoni sp. nov. est décrit de Triodon macropterus de Nouvelle-Calédonie. L’espèce est caractérisée par ses champs vitellins très développés atteignant généralement la ventouse ventrale, et par les bords plissés de la cuillère. D’autres espèces proches sont signalées de nouveaux hôtes ou localités, et leurs dimensions sont fournies: Diploproctodaeum haustrum de Aluterus monoceros en Nouvelle-Calédonie; Diploproctodaeum arothroni de Arothron hispidus de Lizard Island et Ningaloo Reef, nord de l’Australie Occidentale; Diploproctodaeum macracetabulum de Abalistes stellatus des Swain Reefs, sud de la Grande Barrière de Corail et de Nouvelle-Calédonie; Diploproctodaeum momoaafata de Ostracion cubicus de Lizard Island; Diploproctodaeum rutellum de Platax teira de Heron Island, sud de la Grande Barrière de Corail; Diploproctodaeoides longipygum de Abalistes stellatus des Swain Reefs et de Nouvelle-Calédonie; Diplocreadium tsontso de Balistoides conspicillum de Heron Island; Bianium arabicum de Lagocephalus sceleratus de Nouvelle-Calédonie. L’attention est attirée sur l’évolution apparemment convergente de la forme du corps chez plusieurs familles de trématodes infectant les Tetraodontidae, spécialement les espèces d’Arothron.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • Thomas H. Cribb
    • 2
  • Jean-Lou Justine
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyNatural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Marine Studies and Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyThe University of QueenslandBrisbane, QueenslandAustralia
  3. 3.UMR 7138 Systématique, Adaptation, ÉvolutionMuséum National d’Histoire NaturelleParis cedex 05France
  4. 4.Aquarium des LagonsNouméaNouvelle-Calédonie

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