Taxonomic resolution of Phyllobothrium van Beneden (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) and a description of a new species from the leopard shark Triakis semifasciata

@article{Ruhnke2004TaxonomicRO,
  title={Taxonomic resolution of Phyllobothrium van Beneden (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) and a description of a new species from the leopard shark Triakis semifasciata},
  author={Timothy R. Ruhnke},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={1-12}
}
  • T. Ruhnke
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Systematic Parasitology
Phyllobothrium riseri n. sp. is described from the leopard shark Triakis semifasciata collected from Californian coastal waters. The descriptions of the type-species, Phyllobothrium lactuca, and P. serratum are amended. P. serratum differs from P. lactuca in having wider mature segments, a larger apical sucker and a greater number of testes in cross-section. P. riseri differs from P. lactuca in being shorter, having a narrower cirrus-sac and having a smaller ovicapt. It differs from P. serratum… 

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