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Two new species of Haliotrema (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) from Acanthurus nigrofuscus and Acanthurus olivaceus (Teleostei: Acanthuridae) in the South China Sea.

Authors
  • Sun, Yuan
  • Kritsky, Delane C
  • Yang, Tingbao
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of parasitology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2007
Volume
93
Issue
4
Pages
781–786
Identifiers
PMID: 17918356
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Haliotrema leporinus n. sp. and Haliotrema pratasensis n. sp. are described from the gills of surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae) off the Pratas Islands in the South China Sea. Haliotrema leporinus n. sp. differs from all other members of the genus by possessing a rabbit-head-shaped sclerotized piece in the haptor. Haliotrema pratasensis n. sp. differs from its congeners by having a copulatory organ with a clockwise coil and a funnel-shaped base and by lacking an accessory piece.

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