TitleThe sexual adult of Cercaria praecox Walker, 1971 (Digenea: Fellodistomidae), with the proposal of Oceroma n. g
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCribb TH, Miller TL, Bray RA, Cutmore SC
Date PublishedMay
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0165-5752
Accession NumberBIOSIS:PREV201400408238
Keywords(host, (mature, (new, 00504, General biology - Taxonomy, nomenclature and terminology, 07502,, 07508, Ecology:, 11102, Anatomy and Histology - Gross, 14004, Digestive system - Physiology and biochemistry, 16504,, 28S rDNA, 28S ribosomal DNA, 60502, Parasitology -, 62510, Chordata: general and systematic - Pisces, 62800, Animal, 63510, Invertebrata: general and systematic -, 64010, Invertebrata: comparative, experimental, anatomy, Animals, Chordates, Fish,, Animals, Helminths, Invertebrates,, Australasian region, Biogeography (Population Studies), cecum, description)] [Coomera], digestive system/ovary, digestive system/vitellarium, distribution, Ecology: environmental biology - General and methods, environmental biology - Animal, female, male)] [Oceroma, GenBank sequence data, species life-cycle, cercaria ingestion, General, genus, Invertebrata, Animalia, kyphosid fish)]/Platyhelminthes, Helminthes,, lineolata, moreton bay, morphology, physiology and pathology - Platyhelminthes, Nonhuman Vertebrates, Vertebrates, Osteichthyes [85206], Parasite, Parasitology, Pisces, Vertebrata, Chordata, Animalia, Platyhelminthes, Platyhelminths, Queensland, Australia, Reproductive, Reproductive system - Physiology and biochemistry, reproductive system/testis, system/ventral sucker/appendix, Systematics and, Taxonomy, Trematoda [45200-New], [Cercaria praecox, [Digenea] [Fellodistomidae], [Scorpis
AbstractA sexual adult trematode that is considered to be conspecific with the distinctive larval trematode Cercaria praecox Walker, 1971 is reported from the kyphosid fish Scorpis lineolata Kner in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. The sexual adult is consistent with the cercarial body of Cercaria praecox in having a single caecum with an asymmetrical appendix, symmetrical testes immediately posterior to the ventral sucker, and the ovary and vitellarium both well posterior to the testes. This combination of characters is distinct within the Fellodistomidae Nicoll, 1909 and requires the proposal of a new genus, Oceroma n. g. Analysis of 28S rDNA sequences demonstrates that this species forms a clade with Coomera Dove & Cribb, 1995 within the Fellodistomidae. The life-cycle of the species is predicted to require two hosts and to involve the direct ingestion of the cercaria.