A new tetraphyllidean genus and species, Caulopatera pagei n. g., n. sp (Tetraphyllidea: Phyllobothriidae), from the grey carpetshark Chiloscyllium punctatum Muller & Henle (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae)

Cutmore, Scott C., Bennett, Michael B. and Cribb, Thomas H. (2010) A new tetraphyllidean genus and species, Caulopatera pagei n. g., n. sp (Tetraphyllidea: Phyllobothriidae), from the grey carpetshark Chiloscyllium punctatum Muller & Henle (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae). Systematic Parasitology, 77 1: 13-21.


Author Cutmore, Scott C.
Bennett, Michael B.
Cribb, Thomas H.
Title A new tetraphyllidean genus and species, Caulopatera pagei n. g., n. sp (Tetraphyllidea: Phyllobothriidae), from the grey carpetshark Chiloscyllium punctatum Muller & Henle (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae)
Journal name Systematic Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-5752
1573-5192
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11230-010-9252-0
Volume 77
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 21
Total pages 9
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer - Netherlands
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
0605 Microbiology
0608 Zoology
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Abstract A new genus and species of tetraphyllidean cestode, Caulopatera pagei n. g., n. sp., is described from the grey carpetshark Chiloscyllium punctatum Müller & Henle in Moreton Bay, Australia. The new genus is placed in the Phyllobothriidae, subfamily Phyllobothriinae. Caulopatera n. g. is distinct from all other phyllobothriine genera in having stalked, circular, non-loculate bothridia that lack an apical sucker, testes that are restricted to the region anterior to the cirrus-sac and circum-medullary vitelline follicles. The new genus most closely resembles Carpobothrium Shipley & Hornell, 1906, with which it shares non-loculate, stalked, unhooked bothridia without an accessory sucker and testes that are entirely anterior to the cirrus-sac, but differs from it in that it lacks a slit-like opening in each bothridium and flaps surrounding the opening. The possession of bothridial stalks is consistent with two cestode orders, the Tetraphyllidea and the Rhinebothriidea. The morphology of the bothridial stalks is consistent with other tetraphyllidean genera, in that Caulopatera possesses triangular bothridial stalks surrounding the back of the bothridia, indicating that it belongs in the Tetraphyllidea senso stricto, rather than in the recently recognised Rhinebothriidea. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Keyword Elasmobranch fishes
Onchobothridae
Cestoda
Australia
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Taxonomy
Borneo
Q-Index Code C1
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