First report of a bucephalid digenean from an apogonid teleost: Prosorhynchoides apogonis n. sp from Cheilodipterus macrodon on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Bott, N. J. and Cribb, T. H. (2005) First report of a bucephalid digenean from an apogonid teleost: Prosorhynchoides apogonis n. sp from Cheilodipterus macrodon on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Systematic Parasitology, 60 1: 33-37. doi:10.1007/s11230-004-1374-9


Author Bott, N. J.
Cribb, T. H.
Title First report of a bucephalid digenean from an apogonid teleost: Prosorhynchoides apogonis n. sp from Cheilodipterus macrodon on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Journal name Systematic Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-5752
Publication date 2005-01-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11230-004-1374-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 60
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 37
Total pages 5
Place of publication Dordrecht
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject C1
270501 Animal Systematics, Taxonomy and Phylogeny
770302 Living resources (incl. impacts of fishing on non-target species)
Abstract Prosorhynchoides apogonis n. sp. (Digenea: Bucephalidae) is described from the intestine of the apogonid Cheilodipterus macrodon on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The new species is differentiated from other species of Prosorhynchoides Dollfus, 1929 by the configuration of its digestive system, shape and distribution of its vitelline follicles, and the shape and extent of its uterus. This is the first bucephalid to be described from the teleost family Apogonidae, and our records suggest that this species is strongly host-specific, at least to the genus Cheilodipterus. The host family is consistent with the pattern of Prosorhynchoides being reported from a very wide range of piscivorous fish families. As a result of comparisons made in the description of this species, 18 species formerly included in Bucephaloides Hopkins, 1954, Bucephalopsis Diesing, 1855 and Neobucephalopsis Dayal, 1948 are transferred to Prosorhynchoides, 16 as new combinations and two as replacement names to prevent secondary homonymy.
Keyword Parasitology
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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