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1 February 2006 AUSTRALICOLA PECTINATUS N. GEN. AND N. SP. (CESTODA: PSEUDOPHYLLIDEA) FROM THE DEEP-SEA FISH BERYX SPLENDENS FROM TASMANIA
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Australicola pectinatus n. gen., n. sp. (Pseudophyllidea: Triaenophoridae) is proposed to accommodate a new cestode from a deep-sea fish, the splendid alfonsino, Beryx splendens Lowe, 1834 (Beryciformes: Berycidae), from the Pacific coast of Tasmania. The new genus is placed in the Triaenophoridae, because it possesses a ventral uterine pore, marginal genital pore, and follicular vitellarium. Australicola is characterized by possessing a massive strobila with very short and wide, markedly craspedote proglottids; vitelline follicles forming a transverse equatorial band; a very deep and narrow genital atrium; a wide, convoluted vaginal canal; and unoperculate eggs. Australicola most closely resembles Eubothrium Nybelin, 1922 and Probothriocephalus Campbell, 1979 in having an unarmed scolex, an unarmed cirrus, the vagina anterior to the cirrus-sac, and cortical vitellaria. It differs from these 2 genera, in addition to the characteristics listed above, in possessing a dendritic rather than an entire ovary. Australicola pectinatus n. sp. is the third cestode described from B. splendens.
Roman Kuchta and Tomáš Scholz "AUSTRALICOLA PECTINATUS N. GEN. AND N. SP. (CESTODA: PSEUDOPHYLLIDEA) FROM THE DEEP-SEA FISH BERYX SPLENDENS FROM TASMANIA," Journal of Parasitology 92(1), (1 February 2006). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3511.1
Received: 16 February 2005; Accepted: 1 June 2005; Published: 1 February 2006
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