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Lobatostoma Anisotremum New Species, (Trematoda: Aspidogastrea), Parasitic in the Teleost Fish Anisotremus Scapularis from Chile

Authors: Oliva, Marcelo M.; Carvajal, Juan G.

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 35, Number 2, September 1984 , pp. 195-199(5)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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Lobatostoma anisotremum new species (Trematoda: Aspidogastrea), a monogenetic trematode from the intestine of the marine teleost Anisotremus scapularis (Common name "Sargo"), caught off Antofagasta, Chile, is described. Distinctive characteristics of the species are: ventral disk with 130 alveoli, of which 32 are central and 66 marginal; testis located at posterior third of body. Vitellaria folicular extended from the middle of the disk up to the posterior end, at level of testis. This is the first report of the genus from the southeastern Pacific Ocean. A key to the species of the genus Lobatostoma is provided.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 1984

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