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1 February 2006 TWO NEW SPECIES OF PARAORYGMATOBOTHRIUM (CESTODA: TETRAPHYLLIDEA) FROM WEASEL SHARKS (CARCHARHINIFORMES: HEMIGALEIDAE) OF AUSTRALIA AND BORNEO
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Two new species of Paraorygmatobothrium Ruhnke, 1994, P. janineae n. sp. and P. kirstenae n. sp., are described from the spiral intestine of 2 shark species of the Family Hemigaleidae: Hemigaleus microstoma and Hemipristis elongata. The 2 new cestode species differ from other members of Paraorygmatobothrium in vitelline follicle distribution and possession of a cephalic peduncle. The 2 new species differ from 1 another in total length, maximum width, scolex size, number of proglottids per strobila, and number of testes per proglottid. The generic diagnosis of Paraorygmatobothrium is emended to include the new species. The results of this study extend the distribution of Paraorygmatobothrium to include the carcharhinid shark family Hemigaleidae.

Timothy R. Ruhnke, Claire J. Healy, and Scot Shapero "TWO NEW SPECIES OF PARAORYGMATOBOTHRIUM (CESTODA: TETRAPHYLLIDEA) FROM WEASEL SHARKS (CARCHARHINIFORMES: HEMIGALEIDAE) OF AUSTRALIA AND BORNEO," Journal of Parasitology 92(1), (1 February 2006). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3498.1
Received: 10 January 2005; Accepted: 1 May 2005; Published: 1 February 2006
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