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Type: Journal article
Title: Dendromonocotyle colorni sp. n. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from the skin of Himantura uarnak (Dasyatididae) from Israel and a new host record for D. octodiscus from the Bahamas
Author: Chisholm, L.
Whittington, I.
Kearn, G.
Citation: Folia Parasitologica, 2001; 48(1):15-20
Publisher: Folia Parasitologica
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 0015-5683
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Leslie A. Chisholm, Ian D. Whittington and Graham C. Kearn
Abstract: Dendromonocotyle colorni sp. n. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) is described from the dorsal skin surface of two specimens of Himantura uarnak (Forsskål) kept at the Eilat Underwater Observatory in Israel. Dendromonocotyle colorni is distinguished from the other eight species in the genus by the morphology of the terminal papillar sclerite on the haptor, the distal portion of the male copulatory organ and the morphology of the vagina. The development of the male copulatory organ is detailed for D. colorni and the adaptations of species of Dendromonocotyle to life on the dorsal skin surface of rays are discussed. Dendromonocotyle octodiscus Hargis, 1955 was identified from the dorsal skin surface of the southern stingray Dasyatis americana Hildebrand et Schroeder off Bimini, Bahamas and represents a new host record.
Keywords: Genitalia, Male
Skates, Fish
Description: Copyright © 2001 Folia Parasitologica
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2001.004
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