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 light microscope and the transmission electron microscope have revealed that the anterior adhesive apparatus ofDactylogyrus amphibothrium and that ofD. 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)
  • G C Kearn
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1994
The evolutionary expansion of the monogeneans has taken place in parallel with the diversification of the fish-like vertebrates. In this article the main trends in monogenean evolution are traced from a hypothetical skin-parasitic ancestor on early vertebrates. Special consideration is given to the following topics: early divergence between skin feeders and(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)
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)
5-HT-immunoreactivity in Entobdella soleae was found to be extensive throughout both the central and peripheral nervous systems, with the strongest staining occurring in the innervation of the forebody, most notably in the paired cerebral ganglia, pharynx and adhesive pads. In the reproductive system, staining was evident throughout the numerous cell bodies(More)
Dendromonocotyle colorni sp. n. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) is described from the dorsal skin surface of two specimens of Himantura uarnak (Forsskål) kept at the Eilat Underwater Observatory in Israel. Dendromonocotyle colorni is distinguished from the other eight species in the genus by the morphology of the terminal papillar sclerite on the haptor, the(More)