Phylogenetic studies explain the discrepant host distribution of Allopodocotyle heronensis sp nov (Digenea, Opecoelidae) in Great Barrier Reef serranids

Downie, Abigail J. and Cribb, Thomas H. (2011) Phylogenetic studies explain the discrepant host distribution of Allopodocotyle heronensis sp nov (Digenea, Opecoelidae) in Great Barrier Reef serranids. Acta Parasitologica, 56 3: 296-300. doi:10.2478/s11686-011-0059-1


Author Downie, Abigail J.
Cribb, Thomas H.
Title Phylogenetic studies explain the discrepant host distribution of Allopodocotyle heronensis sp nov (Digenea, Opecoelidae) in Great Barrier Reef serranids
Journal name Acta Parasitologica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1230-2821
1896-1851
Publication date 2011-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2478/s11686-011-0059-1
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 296
End page 300
Total pages 5
Place of publication Warsaw, Poland
Publisher Polska Akademia Nauk Instytut Parazytologii
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We report a new species of Allopodocotyle Pritchard, 1966 from the intestine of two species of Serranidae, Cromileptes altivelis and Epinephelus fuscoguttatus, from the southern Great Barrier Reef. Despite the examination of eight other species of Epinephelus from the same region this species appears anomalous in its distribution in one species of Epinephelus and the single species of Cromileptes. Molecular phylogenetic studies of the Epinephelinae suggest, however, that these two species are closely related so that the host specificity demonstrated by this species is actually stenoxenic (phylogenetically related hosts) rather than euryxenic.
Keyword Digenea
Opecoelidae
Allopodocotyle
Serranidae
Epinephelinae
The Great Barrier Reef
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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