Description of Acanthotrema armata n. sp (Trematoda : Heterophyidae) from Larus audouinii (Aves : Laridae), with an amended diagnosis of the genus Acanthotrema Travassos, 1928

Citation
M. Lafuente et al., Description of Acanthotrema armata n. sp (Trematoda : Heterophyidae) from Larus audouinii (Aves : Laridae), with an amended diagnosis of the genus Acanthotrema Travassos, 1928, SYST PARAS, 45(2), 2000, pp. 131-134
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biology
Journal title
SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY
ISSN journal
0165-5752 → ACNP
Volume
45
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
131 - 134
Database
ISI
SICI code
0165-5752(200002)45:2<131:DOAANS>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
Acanthotrema armata n. sp. (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) is described from the gut of Larus audouinii Payraudeau (Aves: Laridae) caught on the Chafarinas Islands in the southwestern Mediterranean (Spain). This trematode differs from other species of Acanthotrema Travassos, 1928 in having two spined, sc lerotised pieces in the ventrogenital sac and in the position of the genita l pore. Parastictodora Martin, 1950 is considered a synonym of Acanthotrema . As the diagnosis of the genus Acanthotrema was based only on its type-spe cies, it is amended to include the characteristics of the new species and t hose attributed to Parastictodora.