New data on Oncophora melanocephala (Nematoda: Camallanidae), a little-known parasite of scombrid fishes.

@article{Moravec1999NewDO,
  title={New data on Oncophora melanocephala (Nematoda: Camallanidae), a little-known parasite of scombrid fishes.},
  author={Franti{\vs}ek Moravec and Anna Kohn and Luciane Amorim Santos},
  journal={Parasite},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={79-84}
}
The camallanid nematode Oncophora melanocephala (Rudolphi, 1819) is redescribed from specimens collected in tunas, Thunnus thynnus (L.), T. albacares (Bonnaterre), T. atlanticus (Lesson) and Auxis thazard (Lacépède) from the Atlantic littoral of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition to a specific structure of the buccal capsule, the species is characterized by the presence of seven pairs of preanal and five pairs of postanal subventral papillae in the male and by an unusual shape of body in the… CONTINUE READING