A new species of Metabenedeniella (Monogenea: Capsalidae) from the dorsal fin of Diagramma pictum (Perciformes: Haemulidae) from the great barrier reef, Australia with a revision of the genus.

  title={A new species of Metabenedeniella (Monogenea: Capsalidae) from the dorsal fin of Diagramma pictum (Perciformes: Haemulidae) from the great barrier reef, Australia with a revision of the genus.},
  author={M. A. Horton and Ian D. Whittington},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={80 6},
Metabenedeniella parva n. sp. is described from the marine teleost Diagramma pictum from Heron Island, Queensland, Australia. The type species of the genus, Metabenedeniella hoplognathi, is redescribed and the generic diagnosis emended. Metabenedeniella parva differs from M. hoplognathi in many respects: M. parva is smaller; in M. parva the accessory sclerites and anterior hamuli are of similar length, but the posterior hamuli are smaller, whereas in M. hoplognathi the accessory sclerites are… 

Revision of Dioncopseudobenedenia Yamaguti, 1965 including the description of D. ancoralis sp. n. (Monogenea: Capsalidae) from Pacific acanthuroid teleosts.

This study confirms that only one pair of large central sclerites is present on the haptor in Dioncopseudobenedenia species, and reports the first report of spermatophores in a capsalid inhabiting the gill chamber.

Morphology and ultrastructure of the anterior adhesive areas of the capsalid monogenean parasites Benedenia rohdei from the gills and B. lutjani from the pelvic fins of Lutjanus carponotatus (Pisces: Lutjanidae)

The electron-dense spherical secretory bodies released onto the anterior adhesive zones in these Benedenia spp.

Benedeniine capsalid monogeneans from Australian fishes: pathogenic species, site-specificity and camouflage

  • I. Whittington
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Journal of Helminthology
  • 1996
A survey of some fishes from the Great Barrier Reef has revealed at least 15 undescribed species of benedeniines in addition to three species which have been described recently, and it is highly likely that these features serve as camouflage to conceal the parasites from predators such as cleaner organisms.

A revision of Neobenedenia Yamaguti, 1963 (Monogenea: Capsalidae) including a redescription of N. melleni (MacCallum, 1927) Yamaguti, 1963

The generic diagnosis is amended to include previously unused characters like the path of tendons in the haptor from extrinsic muscles in the body, the presence and form of a marginal valve, the shape of the anterior attachment organs, and the arrangement of musculature at the posterior end of the penis sac.

A revision of Benedenia Diesing, 1858 including a redescription of B. sciaenae (van Beneden, 1856) Odhner, 1905 and recognition of Menziesia Gibson, 1976 (Monogenea: Capsalidae)

Benedenia Diesing, 1858, a genus of capsalid (benedeniine) monogeneans, is redefined and the generic diagnosis is amended to accommodate species that display some variation in reproductive anatomy, especially of the female system.

Revision of Allobenedenia Yamaguti, 1963 (Monogenoidea: Capsalidae) with the description of A. zhangi n. sp. from Epinephelus fasciatus (Teleostei: Serranidae) in the South China Sea

Allobenedenia Yamaguti, 1963 is revised to include capsalid species with five radial septa in the haptor. Megalocotyloides Bychowsky & Nagibina, 1967 and Allosprostonia Lawler & Hargis, 1968 are

A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Capsalidae (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea: Monopisthocotylea) inferred from large subunit rDNA sequences

Higher-level classification of the Capsalidae, evolution of the Entobdellinae and issues of species identity in Neobenedenia are discussed.

Sperm transfer in monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites

The relatively few accounts in the literature of mating in monogeneans are reproduced in this review, together with consideration of the following aspects of sperm transfer: structure and function of MCOs; self-insemination; spermatophores and pseudosper matophores; “hypodermic” and transtegumental insemination; tissue fusion; glands associated with MCOe; finding a mating partner.

Two thousand parasites on a single ray: An infection with two species of skin monogeneans on a blotched fantail ray kept in an aquarium

A blotched fantail ray was captured in New Caledonia, South Pacific, and kept in a tank for quarantine before exhibition at the Nouméa public aquarium, and exhibited a heavy infection with two species of skin monogeneans.



A new genus of monogenean parasites (Capsalidae: Benedeniinae) from stingrays (Rajiformes: Dasyatidae) with a description of a new species from the long-tailed stingray Himantura uarnak Forsskål from Queensland, Australia

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A new species of skin-parasitic benedeniine monogenean with a preference for the pelvic fins of its host, Lutjanus carponotatus (Perciformes: Lutjanidae) from the Great Barrier Reef

Evidence from freshly caught fishes and from a heavily infected aquarium-held host indicates that adult specimens of B. lutjani have a preference for the pelvic fins of L. carponotatus.

Fishes of Australia

Monogeneans from marine fishes of Okinawa, Japan

Monogeneans were recovered from 21 of 348 fishes representing 52 families, 115 genera, and 154 species between May and September 1985 in the coastal waters of Okinawa, including 6 monogeneans not previously known from Okinawa.