Accession Number : AD0611951

Title :   DIGENETIC TREMATODES OF FISHES FROM PALAWAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES. IV. SOME IMMATURE DIDYMOZOIDAE, A BUCEPHALID; A NEW HEMIUROID GENUS AND SUBFAMILY.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 13,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Fischthal,Jacob H. ; Kuntz,Robert E.

Report Date : 03 OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Three immature didymozoids are reported from fishes of Palawan Island, Philippines: Torticaecum nipponicum Yamaguti, 1942, from Eleotris fusca; Immature Didymozoid A from Puntius binotatus; and Immature Didymozoid B from Euthynnus yaito. A review of didymozoids listed as Distomum fenestratum Linton, 1907, in the U. S. National Museum Helminthological Collection resulted in their separation into two district forms: D. fenestratum from Gymnothorax moringa, Haemulon plumieri, H. sciurus, H. parra, Remora remora, Scorpaena sp., and Pseudupeneus maculatus; and Immature Didymozoid C from Brevoortia tyrannus, Ammodytes americanus, and Etrumeus sadina. Bucephaloides sibi (Yamaguti, 1940) Hopkins, 1954 (Bucephalidae) is reported from Euthynnus yaito; and Pelorohelmins palawanensis gen. n., sp. n. (Hemiuroidea) from Gazza minuta is described. A new subfamily, Pelorohelminthinae, is created for the latter genus and appears to be most closely related to the family Isoparorchiidae. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FISHES, PARASITES), (*PARASITES, TREMATODES), (*TREMATODES, MORPHOLOGY), LIFE CYCLES, ECOLOGY, PHILIPPINES

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