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Paradiscogaster leichhardti sp. nov. (Digenea: Faustulidae) in Chaetodontoplus meredithi (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae) from Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

Title

Paradiscogaster leichhardti sp. nov. (Digenea: Faustulidae) in Chaetodontoplus meredithi (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae) from Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef (354 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Diaz, P.E. & Cribb, T.H.

Citation

Diaz, P.E. & Cribb, T.H. 2013 10 10: Paradiscogaster leichhardti sp. nov. (Digenea: Faustulidae) in Chaetodontoplus meredithi (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae) from Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 58: 49–53. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-07

Accepted 13 August 2013.
Published online 10 October 2013
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.58.2013.2013-07

Keywords Paradiscogaster leichhardti, Chaetodontoplus meredithi, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

Abstract

Paradiscogaster leichhardti sp. nov. (Digenea: Faustulidae) is described from the intestine of Chaetodontoplus meredithi (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae) from the southern Great Barrier Reef. The new species is distinguished by its elongate, spindle-shaped body and vitellarium which forms separate groups at the level of the anterior and posterior ends of the cirrus-sac. This is the second species of Paradiscogaster reported from pomacanthid fishes.