The taxonomic status of Opegaster Ozaki, 1928 and the description of four new species of Opecoelus Ozaki, 1925 (Digenea : Opecoelidae) from marine teleosts in Australian waters

Aken'Ova, Thelma O. (2007) The taxonomic status of Opegaster Ozaki, 1928 and the description of four new species of Opecoelus Ozaki, 1925 (Digenea : Opecoelidae) from marine teleosts in Australian waters. Systematic Parasitology, 67 1: 25-42. doi:10.1007/s11230-006-9068-0


Author Aken'Ova, Thelma O.
Title The taxonomic status of Opegaster Ozaki, 1928 and the description of four new species of Opecoelus Ozaki, 1925 (Digenea : Opecoelidae) from marine teleosts in Australian waters
Formatted title
The taxonomic status of Opegaster Ozaki, 1928 and the description of four new species of Opecoelus Ozaki, 1925 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from marine teleosts in Australian waters
Journal name Systematic Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-5752
1573-5192
Publication date 2007-05
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11230-006-9068-0
Volume 67
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 42
Total pages 18
Place of publication Dordrecht, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 270301 Bacteriology
C1
630399 Fish not elsewhere classified
Abstract The similarities between Opecoelus Ozaki, 1925, Coitocaecum Nicoll, 1915, Opegaster Ozaki, 1928 and Paropecoelus Pritchard, 1966 and the difficulty of separating Opecoelus and Opegaster are discussed. It is proposed that Opegaster be reduced to synonymy with Opecoelus and the diagnosis of the latter amended to accommodate both forms. Four new species of Opecoelus are described from marine teleosts in Australian waters. These are Opecoelus woolcockae n. sp. from Acanthopagrus butcheri and A. australis from off South Australia, New South Wales and southern Queensland, O. pomatomi n. sp. from Pomatomus saltatrix off New South Wales, O. crowcrofti n. sp. from Atherinomorus ogilbyi off southern Queensland and O. queenslandicus n. sp. from Apogon fasciatus off southern Queensland. The following new combinations are formed: Opecoelus gonorhynchi (Gavrilyuk, 1979) n. comb., O. elongatus (Yamaguti, 1959) n. comb., O. pentadactylus (Manter, 1940) n. comb., O. apogonichthydis (Yamaguti, 1938) n. comb., O. cameroni (Caballero & Caballero, 1969) n. comb., O. dendrochiri (Yamaguti, 1970) n. comb., O. hawaiiensis (Yamaguti, 1970) n. comb., O. jamunicus (Srivastava, 1968) n. comb., O. longivesiculus (Yamaguti, 1952) n. comb., O. mastacembalii (Harshey, 1937) n. comb., O.mehrii (Harshey, 1937) n. comb., O. synodi (Manter, 1947) n. comb., O. tamori (Yamaguti, 1938) n. comb., O. bothi (Yamaguti, 1970) n. comb., O. caulopsettae (Manter, 1954) n. comb., O. beliyai (Pande, 1937) n. comb., O. brevifistulus (Ozaki, 1928) n. comb., O. cryptocentri (Yamaguti, 1958) n. comb., O. dactylopteri (Yamaguti, 1970) n. comb., O. dermatogenyos (Yamaguti, 1970) n. comb., O. ditrematis (Yamaguti, 1942) n. comb., O. gobii (Yamaguti, 1952) n. comb., O. hippocampi (Shen, 1982) n. comb., O.iniistii (Yamaguti, 1970) n. comb., O. lobulus (Wang, 1977) n. comb., O. macrorchis (Yamaguti, 1938) n. comb., O. parapristipomatis (Yamaguti, 1934) n. comb., O. pritchardae (Overstreet, 1969) n. comb., O. syngnathi (Yamaguti, 1934) n. comb., O. lutiani (Bravo-Hollis & Manter, 1957) n. comb., O. ovatus (Ozaki, 1928) n. comb., O. plotosi (Yamaguti, 1940) n. comb. and O. rectus (Ozaki, 1928) n. comb.; all the new combinations were previously species of Opegaster.
Keyword Parasitology
Sp-nov
Trematodes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
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