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Neoechinorhynchus qatarensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from the blue-barred flame parrot fish, Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775, in Qatari waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:O. M. Amin, Saoud, M. F. A., Alkuwari, K. S. R.
Journal:Parasitol Int
Date Published:2002 Jun
Keywords:Acanthocephala, Animals, Female, Fish Diseases, Helminthiasis, Animal, Male, Perciformes, Qatar, Seawater

Neoechinorhynchus qatarensis sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) is described from the marine blue-barred flame parrot fish Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775 in the Arabian Gulf waters off the coast of Qatar. The new species is distinguished from all other species of the genus Neoechinorhynchus by its unique reproductive system and a glandular structure associated with the proboscis receptacle in both males and females. Other uncommon features of N. qatarensis are also discussed.

Alternate Journal:Parasitol. Int.
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