Moravecia australiensis n. g., n. sp (Dracunculoidea : Guyanemidae) from the gills of the green porcupine fish Tragulichthys jaculiferus (Cuvier) in Australia

Ribu, Dalisay L. and Lester, Robert J. G. (2004) Moravecia australiensis n. g., n. sp (Dracunculoidea : Guyanemidae) from the gills of the green porcupine fish Tragulichthys jaculiferus (Cuvier) in Australia. Systematic Parasitology, 57 1: 59-65. doi:10.1023/B:SYPA.0000010686.36122.98


Author Ribu, Dalisay L.
Lester, Robert J. G.
Title Moravecia australiensis n. g., n. sp (Dracunculoidea : Guyanemidae) from the gills of the green porcupine fish Tragulichthys jaculiferus (Cuvier) in Australia
Formatted title
Moravecia australiensis n. g., n. sp. (Dracunculoidea: Guyanemidae) from the gills of the green porcupine fish Tragulichthys jaculiferus (Cuvier) in Australia
Journal name Systematic Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-5752
1573-5192
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/B:SYPA.0000010686.36122.98
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 57
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 65
Total pages 7
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer
Language eng
Subject C1
270501 Animal Systematics, Taxonomy and Phylogeny
770303 Control of pests and exotic species
Abstract A new dracunculoid genus and species, Moravecia australiensis, is described from gill-filaments of the green porcupine fish Tragulichthys jaculiferus (Cuvier) (Tetraodontiformes: Diodontidae) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Abundant mobile larvae and a few adult males with females occurred in the gill-filament between the epithelial basement membrane and efferent artery. Gills of all 69 fish examined contained larvae. Eleven harboured adult nematodes of a previously undescribed species belonging to the family Guyanemidae. The new species is placed within a newly proposed genus because it differs from the four existing genera in the family in possessing fine cuticular transverse striations, two forward protruding cephalic elevations, a circumoral elevation, a small triangular mouth surrounded by six cephalic papillae arranged in two lateral clusters of three each and a pair of large lateral amphids. Males have two pairs of pedunculate caudal papillae supporting the caudal alae. A key to the genera of the Guyanemidae is presented.
Keyword Parasitology
Brazil
Parasites
Nematoda
Pisces
Gen
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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