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Title: Four new cestode species from the spiral intestine of the round stingray, Urobatis halleri, in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico

Author: Friggens, Megan M.; Duszynski, Donald W.

Date: 2005

Source: Comparative Parasitology. 72(2): 136-149.

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: The spiral intestines of 40 specimens of Urobatis halleri from the northern Gulf of California, Mexico, were examined for cestodes. Four new species, Rhinebothrium chollaensis n. sp., Rhinebothrium gravidum n. sp., Eutetrarhynchus cortezensis n. sp., and Prochristianella minima n. sp., are described. This is the first record of these 3 genera in the Gulf of California and the first report of Eutetrarhynchus in U. halleri.

Keywords: Cestode, Trypanorhyncha, Tetraphyllidea, Rhinebothrium, Prochristianella, Eutetrarhynchus, Elasmobranch, Urobatis halleri, Sea of Cortez, Stingray

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Friggens, Megan M.; Duszynski, Donald W. 2005. Four new cestode species from the spiral intestine of the round stingray, Urobatis halleri, in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico. Comparative Parasitology. 72(2): 136-149.

 


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