Two new species of flukes (Digenea: Bucephalidae: Prosorhynchinae) from the Western Moray Gymnothorax woodwardi (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from off Western Australia, with replacement of the pre-occupied generic name Folliculovarium Gu & Shen, 1983

Nolan, Matthew J. and Cribb, Thomas H. (2010) Two new species of flukes (Digenea: Bucephalidae: Prosorhynchinae) from the Western Moray Gymnothorax woodwardi (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from off Western Australia, with replacement of the pre-occupied generic name Folliculovarium Gu & Shen, 1983. Systematic Parasitology, 76 2: 81-92. doi:10.1007/s11230-010-9235-1


Author Nolan, Matthew J.
Cribb, Thomas H.
Title Two new species of flukes (Digenea: Bucephalidae: Prosorhynchinae) from the Western Moray Gymnothorax woodwardi (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from off Western Australia, with replacement of the pre-occupied generic name Folliculovarium Gu & Shen, 1983
Formatted title
Two new species of flukes (Digenea: Bucephalidae: Prosorhynchinae) from the Western Moray Gymnothorax woodwardi (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from off Western Australia, with replacement of the pre-occupied generic name Folliculovarium Gu & Shen, 1983
Journal name Systematic Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-5752
1573-5192
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11230-010-9235-1
Volume 76
Issue 2
Start page 81
End page 92
Total pages 12
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
Formatted abstract
Two new species of bucephalid trematodes are described from the rectum and intestine of the western moray eel Gymnothorax woodwardi McCulloch (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae: Muraeninae) off Point Peron in Western Australia. Dollfustrema gibsoni n. sp. is distinguished by body size, a pharynx that is intertesticular and level (latero-dextrally) with the anterior portion of the cirrus-sac, an ovary positioned dextrally to the testes and slightly anterior to (in part) the anterior testis, a uterus that extends anteriorly to the vitelline follicles but not to the level of the rhynchus, and vitelline follicles that form a confluent arc anterior to the gonads. Muraenicola nom. nov. is proposed as a replacement generic name for the pre-occupied Folliculovarium Gu & Shen 1983 nec Singh & Sinha 1981. Muraenicola botti n. sp. is distinguished from its congeners by body size, the size of the cirrus-sac (relative to body size), and in possessing tegumental spines, testes that are oblique (rather than in tandem) and eight ovarian lobes. It differs further in having an intestinal caecum that extends anteriorly to the level of the vitelline follicles and in the position of the pharynx and cirrus-sac relative to each other (lateral in part) as well as to the gonads. M. botti n. sp. also lacks a metraterm. These are the first reports of these genera from fishes off Australia and from the southern hemisphere.
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Keyword Great-Barrier-Reef
Southern-Indian Ocean
Marine fishes
Hemiuridae digenea
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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