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Microphallus fonti sp. n. (Digenea: Microphaliidae) from the red swamp crawfish in southern United States

Abstract

A new species of digenean, Microphallus fonti, is described from the red swamp crawfish in Lousiania, U.S.A. It has a small pharynx and a rudimentary gut like M. opacus and a possibly related species from crayfishes, but it differs from them by its relatively large male copulatory papilla and a conspicuous metraterm.

Microphallus fonti; digenean; Procambarus clarkii; crayfish


ABSTRACT

Microphallus fonti sp. n. (Digenea: Microphaliidae) from the red swamp crawfish in southern United States

Robin M. Overstreet1

Richard W. Heard1

Jeffrey M. Lotz1

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Mississippi, USA

A new species of digenean, Microphallus fonti, is described from the red swamp crawfish in Lousiania, U.S.A. It has a small pharynx and a rudimentary gut like M. opacus and a possibly related species from crayfishes, but it differs from them by its relatively large male copulatory papilla and a conspicuous metraterm.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    15 June 2009
  • Date of issue
    1992
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