Peracreadium akenovae sp. nov. (Trematoda: Opecoelidae) parasitising the highfin moray eel Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from moreton bay, Australia

  title={Peracreadium akenovae sp. nov. (Trematoda: Opecoelidae) parasitising the highfin moray eel Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from moreton bay, Australia},
  author={Thomas Herbert Cribb and Rodney A. Bray and Scott C. Cutmore},
  journal={Acta Parasitologica},
A new opecoelid trematode, Peracreadium akenovae sp. nov., is described from the highfin moray eel Gymnothorax pseudothyrsoideus (Bleeker) (Anguilliformes; Muraenidae), collected from Moreton Bay off southeast Queensland, Australia. The new species is distinctive in its body shape, transversely elongate irregular testes, vitelline follicles interrupted at the level of the ventral sucker, and diverticulate excretory vesicle. The Muraenidae is a new host family for Peracreadium Nicoll, 1909… 
A new species of microphallid (Trematoda: Digenea) infecting a novel host family, the Muraenidae, on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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Heterobucephalopsine and prosorhynchine trematodes (Digenea: Bucephalidae) from teleost fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, with the description of two new species
Four species of Prosorhynchus Odhner, 1905 are reported, including one new, P. brayi n.
Fishes of Moreton Bay: Ecology, human impacts, and conservation
Moreton Bay is a heterogeneous seascape containing a mosaic of habitats that support a diversity of fish. The fish fauna includes many species that are harvested by recreational and commercial


Two new species of Neolebouria Gibson, 1976 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from temperate marine fishes of Australia
The two new species of Neolebouria moretonensis and N. lineatus represent a new host family and order (Beryciformes) for the genus and are distinguished by their entire, tandem to oblique testes and cirrus-sacs that do not extend into the hind-body.
Digeneans of the family Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925 from the southern Great Barrier Reef, including a new genus and three new species
The following Digenea are described, recorded or figured from Heron Island and Fairfax Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef, off Queensland, northeastern Australia. Opegaster ditrematis from
Two species ofCoitocaecum Nicoll, 1915 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
Two species ofCoitocaecum Nicoll, 1915,C. gymnophallum Nicoll, 1915 andC. michaeli n. sp., are recorded, described and figured from the intestine ofAcanthopagrus australis from Moreton Bay, off south
The taxonomic status of Opegaster Ozaki, 1928 and the description of four new species of Opecoelus Ozaki, 1925 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from marine teleosts in Australian waters
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Four new species of Opecoelus are described from marine teleosts in Australian waters and the following new combinations are formed: Ope coelus gonorhynchi (Gavrilyuk, 1979) n.
Helicometra Odhner, 1902 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) in Australian waters: problems of species identification and a description of H. sprenti n. sp
It is concluded that the specimens reported from temperate Australian marine teleosts probably represent a single species with a very low host-specificity, although the possibility that a species-complex is present cannot be ruled out.
Some digenetic trematodes of marine fishes of of New Caledonia. Part II. Opecoelidae and Lepocreadiidae.
Nine species of Opecoelidae and four species of Lepocreadiidae are reported. Opecoelidae: new genera are Orthodena and Pacificreadium; new species are Choanostoma secundum, Orthodena tropica, and
Digenetic trematodes of marine fishes of Okinawa, Japan.
Most infections were of a single species, and although prevalence and intensity were low, host specificity was high; only 3 of the 34 species identified transgressed family bounds in their definitive hosts.
Keys to the Trematoda
This volume covers five superfamilies within the Order Plagiorchiida and the family Didymozoidae, with keys for their identification at the family, subfamily and generic levels.
Gut wash, body soak, blender and heat-fixation: approaches to the effective collection, fixation and preservation of trematodes of fishes
Emphasis is placed on obtaining high-quality specimens that have reliable data and that are amenable to study by both morphological and molecular approaches, and the importance of reliable labelling and the deposition of specimens in museums is emphasised.
Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia
Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia is the first book to cover almost all the known fish species from the coastal waters of eastern Australia, ranging from northern New South Wales to western