Caulobothrium pedunculatum sp. nov., a new species of cestode (Platyhelminthes) parasitic in Australian stingrays (Elasmobranchii: Batoidea)
GM Coleman, I Beveridge, RA Campbell
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019
The cestode genus Caulobothrium Baer, 1948 is reported from the Australian region for the first time with the description of C. pedunculatum sp. nov. from the spiral intestine of the stingray Pastinachus ater (Macleay) (Dasyatidae) from the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland. The new species is differentiated from congeners by the presence of 56–62 loculi per bothridium, two rows of paired loculi, the location of the genital pore and the distribution of the 60–91 testes in the mature segment.
This work was supported by the Australian Biological Resources Study.