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Dioctowittus hughjonesi sp. n. (Nematoda: Cystoopsidae) from Liasis fuscus (Peters, 1873) (Serpentes: Boidae) from the Northern Territory and Morelia amethistina (Schneider, 1802) from Queensland, Australia

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Eridani Mulder, L Smales, Lesley Warner
Dioctowittus hughjonesi sp n. (Nematoda: Cystoopsidae) is described from the peritoneal cavity of Liasis fuscus (Peters, 1873) from the Adelaide River floodplain, Northern Territory and from Morelia amethistina (Schneider, 1801) from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Dioctowittus hughjonesi is distinguished from others members of the genus by the presence of lateral lobes at both anterior and posterior ends, size of worms, size of eggs and presence of paired ventral papillae in males. The genus Dioctowittus is found only in tropical regions with high seasonal rainfall. A possible link in the life cycle between aquatic intermediate hosts and the presence of polar filaments in the egg remains problematic, requiring further study.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

130

Issue

2

Start Page

233

End Page

238

Number of Pages

6

ISSN

0372-1426

Location

Adelaide, SA

Publisher

Royal Society of South Australia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia.

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CQUniversity

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