The Ocellated Eagle Ray, Aetobatus ocellatus (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae), from Borneo and Northern Australia as Host of Four New Species of Hornellobothrium (Cestoda: Lecanicephalidea)

  title={The Ocellated Eagle Ray, Aetobatus ocellatus (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae), from Borneo and Northern Australia as Host of Four New Species of Hornellobothrium (Cestoda: Lecanicephalidea)},
  author={Kendra R. Mojica and Kirsten Jensen and Janine N. Caira},
  booktitle={Journal of Parasitology},
Abstract: Four new species are described in the lecanicephalidean genus Hornellobothrium from the ocellated eagle ray, Aetobatus ocellatus, from Australia and Indonesian Borneo. The species possess flat, laterally expanded immature proglottids and a small internal, glandular apical organ diagnostic of the genus. To date, only 2 valid species are recognized in the genus: Hornellobothrium cobraformis Shipley & Hornell, 1906, from “Aetobatus narinari” from Sri Lanka, and Hornellobothrium… 

Lecanicephalidean (Cestoda) fauna of the giant freshwater whipray, Himantura polylepis (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae), from Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo.

  • R. Guyer
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 2016
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