Australicola pectinatus n. gen., n. sp. (Pseudophyllidea: Triaenophoridae) is proposed to accommodate a new cestode from a deep-sea fish, the splendid alfonsino, Beryx splendens Lowe, 1834 (Beryciformes: Berycidae), from the Pacific coast of Tasmania. The new genus is placed in the Triaenophoridae, because it possesses a ventral uterine pore, marginal genital pore, and follicular vitellarium. Australicola is characterized by possessing a massive strobila with very short and wide, markedly craspedote proglottids; vitelline follicles forming a transverse equatorial band; a very deep and narrow genital atrium; a wide, convoluted vaginal canal; and unoperculate eggs. Australicola most closely resembles Eubothrium Nybelin, 1922 and Probothriocephalus Campbell, 1979 in having an unarmed scolex, an unarmed cirrus, the vagina anterior to the cirrus-sac, and cortical vitellaria. It differs from these 2 genera, in addition to the characteristics listed above, in possessing a dendritic rather than an entire ovary. Australicola pectinatus n. sp. is the third cestode described from B. splendens.
AUSTRALICOLA PECTINATUS N. GEN. AND N. SP. (CESTODA: PSEUDOPHYLLIDEA) FROM THE DEEP-SEA FISH BERYX SPLENDENS FROM TASMANIA
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Roman Kuchta, Tomáš Scholz; AUSTRALICOLA PECTINATUS N. GEN. AND N. SP. (CESTODA: PSEUDOPHYLLIDEA) FROM THE DEEP-SEA FISH BERYX SPLENDENS FROM TASMANIA. J Parasitol 1 February 2006; 92 (1): 126–129. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3511.1
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