Graham C. Kearn

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A comparison has been made between the chaetotaxy of the gyrodactylid monogeneans Macrogyrodactylus clarii Gussev, 1961 and M. congolensis (Prudhoe, 1957) Yamaguti, 1963 from the gills and skin, respectively, of the catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell) from the river Nile in Egypt. Bilaterally arranged argentophilic structures on the surface of these(More)
The thin, weakly muscular, disc-shaped haptor of the calceostomatine monogenean Neocalceostomoides brisbanensis is attached to surfaces in the gill chamber of its catfish host by cement. It is unlikely that any suction is generated (there are no muscular loculi) and the hooks are reduced in size. Two distinctive secretions are associated with the haptor: a(More)
The light microscope and the transmission electron microscope have revealed that the anterior adhesive apparatus of Dactylogyrus amphibothrium and that of D. hemiamphibothrium are similar and composed of three kinds of gland cell, one producing rod-shaped bodies (secretion S1), one producing spherical bodies (S2), and the third producing electronlucent(More)
The tegument of the ancyrocephaline monogenean gill parasite Cichlidogyrus halli typicus is basically similar to that of other monogeneans. However, there are some tegumental features shared with relatively few other monogeneans, namely the presence in the surface tegument of extensive regions of homogeneous granular cytoplasm, a close association between(More)
In the present study, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been used to study the ultrastructure of the digestive system, namely the pharynx, oesophageal glands and intestine, of the monogenean skin and fin parasite Macrogyrodactylus congolensis. The pharynx consists of an anterior highly muscular region and a posterior mainly glandular syncytial(More)
Secreted anterior adhesives, used for temporary attachment to epithelial surfaces of fishes (skin and gills) by some monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites have been partially characterised. Adhesive is composed of protein. Amino acid composition has been determined for seven monopisthocotylean monogeneans. Six of these belong to the Monocotylidae and one(More)
The elongated encased spermatophores of the capsalid (entobdelline) monogeneans Neoentobdella diadema (Monticelli, 1902) Kearn et Whittington, 2005 and N. apiocolpos (Euzet et Maillard, 1967) Kearn et Whittington, 2005 have been found attached by their proximal ends to the region of the vaginal opening, with the bulk of the spermatophore projecting from the(More)
Asthenocotyle azorensis n. sp. (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) is described from the dermal denticles of the great lanternshark Etmopterus princeps Collett off the Azores. The type-species of the genus, A. kaikourensis Robinson, 1961, is redescribed and additional observations are made on A. taranakiensis Beverley-Burton, Klassen & Lester, 1987. The generic(More)
The ultrastructural events of spermiogenesis and the ultrastructure of the mature spermatozoon of an acanthocotylid monogenean, Acanthocotyle lobianchi, are described. The early zone of differentiation (ZD) contains two roughly perpendicular centrioles which become parallel and produce two free flagella, although these later become incorporated into the(More)