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A review of the currently recognised zoogonid cercariae, including the identification and emergence ecology of Cercaria capricornia XI (Digenea: Zoogonidae) from Nassarius olivaceus (Gastropoda: Nassariidae) in Central Queensland, Australia : New zoogonid cercaria from Australia

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Leonie Barnett, T Miller, T Cribb
In the present study, we review the known zoogonid cercariae, summarise their life-cycles and first intermediate host distributions, and present a new cercaria, Cercaria capricornia XI (Digenea: Zoogonidae), which was found in one of three nassariid gastropods, Nassarius olivaceus (Bruguière), surveyed in the intertidal zone in the Capricornia region of Central Queensland, Australia. Morphological data and molecular analysis of the ITS2 rDNA region support placement of this cercaria in the family Zoogonidae but do not allow any further resolution of its identity. There are now fifteen cercariae described as belonging to the Zoogonidae; thirteen of these, including the present species, infect neogastropods as first intermediate hosts and two use vetigastropods. This study reinforces the pattern that the Nassariidae is by far the most commonly reported family for the Zoogonidae. Given its richness we predict that the Nassariidae will prove to harbour many more zoogonid species.

History

Volume

61

Issue

4

Start Page

322

End Page

330

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1803-6465

ISSN

0015-5683

Location

Czech Republic

Publisher

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Academic Learning Services; James Cook University; Not affiliated to a Research Institute; University of Queensland;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Folia parasitologica.

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