Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 324–327 | Cite as

Peracreadium akenovae sp. nov. (Trematoda: Opecoelidae) parasitising the highfin moray eel Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from moreton bay, Australia

  • Thomas H. Cribb
  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Scott C. Cutmore
Original Paper


A new opecoelid trematode, Peracreadium akenovae sp. nov., is described from the highfin moray eel Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Bleeker) (Anguilliformes; Muraenidae), collected from Moreton Bay off southeast Queensland, Australia. The new species is distinctive in its body shape, transversely elongate irregular testes, vitelline follicles interrupted at the level of the ventral sucker, and diverticulate excretory vesicle. The Muraenidae is a new host family for Peracreadium Nicoll, 1909. Peracreadium is the seventh opecoelid genus reported from temperate eastern Australian marine fishes and this is its first report from Australian waters.


Trematoda Digenea Opecoelidae Muraenidae Peracreadium Australia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas H. Cribb
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 3
  • Scott C. Cutmore
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Biodiversity ProgramQueensland MuseumSouth BrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Life SciencesNatural History MuseumLondonUK

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