Coomera: A new genus of fellodistomidae (Digenea) from Monodactylus argenteus (Monodactylidae) of Southern Queensland, Australia

Dove, A. D. M. and Cribb, T. H. (1995) Coomera: A new genus of fellodistomidae (Digenea) from Monodactylus argenteus (Monodactylidae) of Southern Queensland, Australia. International Journal for Parasitology, 25 10: 1159-1162. doi:10.1016/0020-7519(95)00032-W


Author Dove, A. D. M.
Cribb, T. H.
Title Coomera: A new genus of fellodistomidae (Digenea) from Monodactylus argenteus (Monodactylidae) of Southern Queensland, Australia
Formatted title
Coomera: A new genus of fellodistomidae (Digenea) from Monodactylus argenteus (Monodactylidae) of Southern Queensland, Australia
Journal name International Journal for Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7519
1879-0135
Publication date 1995-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0020-7519(95)00032-W
Volume 25
Issue 10
Start page 1159
End page 1162
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A new genus, Coomera, is erected to accommodate C. brayi new species, here described from the intestine and rectum of Monodactylus argenteus from southern Queensland, Australia. The species is characterised by a single gut caecum, conical pharynx, oblique testes, pars prostatica lined with anucleate vesicles, a large genital atrium, and a large muscular cirrus. Despite the single caecum, C. brayi is not assigned to the Monascinae for the following reasons: the sub-terminal oral sucker opens in a round aperture rather than a medial slit, the ventral sucker is larger than the oral sucker, a pre-pharynx is present, the pharynx is conical rather than elongate and the testes are symmetrical rather than tandem. These character states are shared with the Fellodistominae to which we assign this genus, suggesting that possession of a single caecum is homoplasious within the Fellodistomidae.
Keyword Digenea
Australia
Coomera Brayi
Monodactylus Argenteus
Fellodistomidae
Fellodistominae
Monascinae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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