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1 December 2004 A NEW SPECIES OF SPINICAUDA (NEMATODA: HETERAKIDAE) AND OTHER ENDOPARASITES IN PLATYMANTIS PELEWENSIS (ANURA: RANIDAE) FROM THE PALAU ISLANDS, REPUBLIC OF BELAU, OCEANICA
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Spinicauda fisheri n. sp. from the intestine of Platymantis pelewensis collected in the Palau Islands, Republic of Belau, is described and illustrated. Spinicauda fisheri represents the 12th species assigned to the genus and the first from Oceanica. It is most similar to Spinicauda spinicauda in that the tail ends in a filament, but it has 19 pairs of caudal papillae as compared with 5 pairs in S. spinicauda. In addition to S. fisheri, 2 species of Cestoda, cysticercoids of Joyeuxiella sp. and tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides sp., 2 species of Nematoda, Oswaldocruzia bakeri and Physocephalus sp. (larvae in cysts), 1 species of Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus bufonis, and 1 species of Pentastomida, nymphs of Kiricephalus pattoni were identified.

Charles R. Bursey and Stephen R. Goldberg "A NEW SPECIES OF SPINICAUDA (NEMATODA: HETERAKIDAE) AND OTHER ENDOPARASITES IN PLATYMANTIS PELEWENSIS (ANURA: RANIDAE) FROM THE PALAU ISLANDS, REPUBLIC OF BELAU, OCEANICA," Journal of Parasitology 90(6), 1428-1433, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3345
Received: 11 November 2003; Accepted: 1 March 2004; Published: 1 December 2004
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