alexa Calicobenedenia polyprioni n. gen., n. sp. (Monogenoidea: Capsalidae) from the External Surfaces of Wreckfish, Polyprion americanus (Teleostei: Polyprionidae), in the North Atlantic
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Agri and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Author(s): Delane C Kritsky

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Calicobenedenia polyprioni n. sp. (Capsalidae) is described from the external surfaces (skin and eye) of wreckfish, Polyprion americanus (Teleostei, Perciformes, Polyprionidae), from the north Atlantic Ocean. The monotypic Calicobenedenia n. gen. is proposed for this species and is characterized, in part, by its members possessing an aseptate haptor armed with 14 submarginal hooks and 1 pair of anchors, a common genital pore opening marginally immediately posterior to the left cephalic lobe, 2 testes juxtaposed near the body midlength, and by lacking cephalic suckers or adhesive discs, accessory haptoral sclerites, and a uterine valve. The new genus most closely resembles Entobdella, which differs from Calicobenedenia by having an aseptate haptor armed with 14 submarginal hooks, 2 pairs of anchors, and a pair of accessory sclerites.

This article was published in The Journal of Parasitology and referenced in Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

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