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1 August 2007 A NEW SPECIES OF PARACAPILLARIA (NEMATODA: CAPILLARIIDAE) FROM THE INTESTINE OF THE TOAD DUTTAPHRYNUS MELANOSTICTUS (ANURA) FROM THE MALAYAN PENINSULA
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A new species of parasitic nematode, Paracapillaria malayensis n. sp. (Capillariidae), is described from the small intestine of the toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus imported from the Malayan Peninsula to the Czech Republic. The new species differs from the only other congeneric species, Paracapillaria spratti, mainly in the shape and structure of the spicular proximal end (with a lobular rim), smaller eggs (45–51 × 21–24 μm), longer spicule (336 μm), and the number (37–38) of stichocytes in gravid females; whereas P. spratti parasitizes frogs of the Microhylidae in Papua New Guinea, P. malayensis is a parasite of Bufonidae in the Malayan Peninsula. Other Paracapillaria spp. are parasites of fishes, birds, or mammals and they mostly differ from P. malayensis in the structure of eggs and some other morphological features.
František Moravec, David Modrý and Miloslav Jirků "A NEW SPECIES OF PARACAPILLARIA (NEMATODA: CAPILLARIIDAE) FROM THE INTESTINE OF THE TOAD DUTTAPHRYNUS MELANOSTICTUS (ANURA) FROM THE MALAYAN PENINSULA," Journal of Parasitology 93(4), (1 August 2007). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1138R.1
Received: 20 November 2006; Accepted: 1 January 2007; Published: 1 August 2007
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