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1 July 2015 A New Species of Serendip (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea: Serendipeidae) in Rhinoptera steindachneri (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatidae) from the Pacific Coast of Mexico
Scott Monks, Francisco Zaragoza-Tapia, Griselda Pulido-Flores, Juan Violante-González
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Abstract

A species of Serendip Brooks and Barriga, 1995, Serendip danbrooksi n. sp., is described from Mexico as a parasite of Rhinoptera steindachneri Evermann and Jenkins, 1891. The new species differs from Serendip deborahae, the type and only other known member of the genus, by having bothridia subdivided by 2 septa, 1 simple and 1 bifurcating, rather than 3 septa, 2 simple and 1 bifurcating, and by having 37–61 testes versus 64–116 testes, respectively. In general, S. danbrooksi n. sp. is smaller than S. deborahae in the number of proglottids (average 77 vs. 150, respectively) and length (maximum length 15.3 mm vs. 60.0 mm, respectively). Clarification of the details of some previously described structures is discussed.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Scott Monks, Francisco Zaragoza-Tapia, Griselda Pulido-Flores, and Juan Violante-González "A New Species of Serendip (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea: Serendipeidae) in Rhinoptera steindachneri (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatidae) from the Pacific Coast of Mexico," Comparative Parasitology 82(2), 262-268, (1 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.1654/4745.1
Published: 1 July 2015
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