Zeylanurotrema-spearei Sp-N (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) from the cane toad, Bufo-marinus, in Australia

Cribb, Thomas H. and Barton, Diane P. (1991) Zeylanurotrema-spearei Sp-N (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) from the cane toad, Bufo-marinus, in Australia. Zoologica Scripta, 20 3: 207-213. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1991.tb00286.x


Author Cribb, Thomas H.
Barton, Diane P.
Title Zeylanurotrema-spearei Sp-N (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) from the cane toad, Bufo-marinus, in Australia
Formatted title Zeylanurotrema-spearei Sp-N (Digenea, Brachylaimidae) from the cane toad, Bufo-marinus, in Australia
Journal name Zoologica Scripta   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-3256
1463-6409
Publication date 1991-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1463-6409.1991.tb00286.x
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 207
End page 213
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract Zeylanurotrema spearei sp.n. is described from the urinary bladder of the introduced cane toad, Bufo marinus, from North Queensland, Australia. The other species in Zeylanurotrema, Z.lyriocephali, has been recorded only from an agamid lizard from Sri Lanka. The new species has differently arranged gut caeca, vitelline follicles and ovary as compared with Z. lyriocephali. Z. spearei has a Laurer's canal that does not open to the exterior but which forms a glandular Juel's organ. We suggest that Z. spearei is an Australian species that has been acquired by the cane toad from a native host. In juvenile specimens of Z. spearei a persistent microcercous tail is present. From this and the anatomy of the adult we conclude that Zeylanurotrema is a brachylaimid rather than a urotrcmatid as originally proposed. A new subfamily, the Zeylanurotrematinae, is proposed to accommodate Zeylanurotrema.
Keyword Life-cycle
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 8 July 2005.

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