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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.47, No. 1, 2002, 6-13
Bray Rodney A. (1)* ,Cribb Thomas H. (2) - Lepocreadiinae lepocreadiids (Digenea) from tetraodontiform fishes in the waters off Tasmania, Queensland and Moorea, French Polynesia.

(1) Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK; (2) Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Centre for Marine Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
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Two new species of Pseudocreadium are described from off northern Tasmania, P. maturini sp. nov. from Meuschenia freycineti and P. aubreyi sp. nov. from Acanthaluteres vittiger. They differ from the only other recognised species in the genus by the number of ovarian lobes and by size, and they differ from each other by size, shape, caecal length, forebody length, pre-oral lobe size, uterine position, excretory vesicle length and oral sucker shape. Lobatocreadium exiguum is redescribed from Sufflamen bursa, off Moorea, French Polynesia and Abalistes stellatus, Swain Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Records and measurements are given for Hypocreadium cavum from Sufflamen fraenatus and Lepotrema clavatum from Melichthys vidua, both off Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

KEY WORDS: Pseudocreadium maturini sp. nov., P. aubreyi sp. nov., Lobatocreadium exiguum, Hypocreadium cavum, Lepotrema clavatum, Digenea, Tetraodontiformes, fish, Tasmania, Great Barrier Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia
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