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Volume 56, Issue 3 (Sep 2011)


Hypocreadium caputvadum sp. nov. (Digenea, Lepocreadiidae), an intestinal parasite of the grey triggerfish, Balistes capriscus (Teleostei, Balistidae) from the Gulf of Gabès, Mediterranean Sea

Hichem Kacem
  • Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques, Département des Sciences de la Vie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000, Sfax, Tunisia
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/ Hela Derbel
  • Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques, Département des Sciences de la Vie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000, Sfax, Tunisia
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/ Lassâd Neifar
  • Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques, Département des Sciences de la Vie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Sfax, BP 1171, 3000, Sfax, Tunisia
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Published Online: 2011-08-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11686-011-0060-8


Hypocreadium caputvadum sp. nov. (Digenea, Lepocreadiidae) is described from the intestine of Balistes capriscus Gmelin collected from the Gulf of Gabès (Tunisia) in the southern Mediterranean Sea. This new species can be distinguished by a combination of characteristics shared by no other described species of Hypocreadium Ozaki, 1936. These characteristics include the presence of a distinct anterior notch, the follicular vitellarium confluent in the forebody, the presence of a muscular sphincter at the level of the anterior third of the metraterm and the size and the position of the cirrus-sac.

Keywords: Digenea; Hypocreadium caputvadum sp. nov.; Lepocreadiidae; Balistes capriscus; Gulf of Gabès; Tunisia

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