Morphological investigations into Floriceps minacanthus (Trypanorhyncha: Lacistorhynchidae) with analysis of the systematic utility of scolex microtriches

@article{Richmond2004MorphologicalII,
  title={Morphological investigations into Floriceps minacanthus (Trypanorhyncha: Lacistorhynchidae) with analysis of the systematic utility of scolex microtriches},
  author={Cynthia Richmond and Janine N. Caira},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={25-32}
}
Specimens of Floriceps minacanthus Campbell & Beveridge, 1987 are reported from Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) taken in the waters surrounding the island of Kirimati in the Republic of Kiribati in the Central Pacific Ocean. This represents a new host and a new locality record. The description of this species is expanded to include the presence of an ovary which is bilobed in cross section and a hermaphroditic duct. The surface features were examined by scanning electron… CONTINUE READING