Two new tapeworms from the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni off Australia

  title={Two new tapeworms from the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni off Australia},
  author={Janine N Caira and Laura S. Runkle},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
Internal parasites are reported from the goblin shark Mitsukurina owstoni for the first time. The shark examined was a 190 kg male collected off of Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia and deposited at the Australian Museum in Sydney. What appear to be 4 different species of tapeworms were recovered from the spiral intestine. These included two new species, Litobothrium amsichensis n. sp. (order Litobothridea) and Marsupiobothrium gobelinus n. sp. (order Tetraphyllidea), as well as one… Expand

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