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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2006, 40-46
Vanessa Glennon(1)*, Leslie A. Chisholm(1) and Ian D. Whittington(1,2) - Pseudoleptobothrium aptychotremae Young, 1967 (Monogenea, Microbothriidae) redescribed from a new host, Trygonorrhina fasciata (Rhinobatidae) in South Australia with a description of the larva and post-larval development

(1)Marine Parasitology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, DP418, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005; (2)Monogenean Research Laboratory, Parasitology Section, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000; Australia
*Corresponding author: vanessa.glennon@adelaide.edu.au
The adult of Pseudoleptobothrium aptychotremae Young, 1967 (Monogenea, Microbothriidae) is redescribed from the dermal denticles of the southern fiddler ray, Trygonorrhina fasciata (Rhinobatidae) collected off Adelaide, South Australia. This is a new host and locality record. The anatomy of the larva is described from observations of live larvae and the presence of six needle-like spicules in the larval haptor is confirmed. The development of P. aptychotremae is also described.
KEY WORDS: Pseudoleptobothrium aptychotremae, Microbothriidae, Monogenea, Trygonorrhina fasciata, Rhinobatidae, Australia

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