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Dendromonocotyle urogymni sp. nov. (Monogenea, Monocotylidae) from Urogymnus asperrimus (Elasmobranchii, Dasyatidae) off eastern Australia

1The South Australian Museum

2The University of Adelaide

© 2009 Versita Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica. Volume 54, Issue 2, Pages 113–118, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: 10.2478/s11686-009-0023-5, April 2009

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Published Online:
2009-04-25

Abstract

Dendromonocotyle urogymni sp. nov. is described from the dorsal surface of the porcupine ray, Urogymnus asperrimus, kept at Cairns Marine Aquarium Fish in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Dendromonocotyle urogymni can be distinguished most readily from the other 15 species in the genus by the male copulatory organ which has a distinct spherical inflation mid-way along its length. This is the first monocotylid to be described from U. asperrimus.

Keywords: Monogenea; Monocotylidae; Dendromonocotyle urogymni sp. nov.; Dasyatidae; Urogymnus asperrimus; Queensland

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