|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2003|
|Authors:||O. M. Amin, Abdullah, S. M. A., Mhaisen, F. T.|
|Journal:||Systematic ParasitologySyst. Parasitol.|
|Pagination:||229 - 235|
|ISBN Number:||01655752 (ISSN)|
|Keywords:||Acanthocephala, Animals, Aspius vorax, Barbus, Barbus xanthopterus, Cyprinidae, Female, Fishes, Fresh Water, Iraq, Male, Phylogeny, Pisces, Pomphorhynchidae, Pomphorhynchus, Pomphorhynchus yunnanensis, Species Specificity|
The status of species of Pomphorhynchus Monticelli, 1905 is examined and 23 species are recognised as valid. These include P spindletruncatus n. sp., which is described herein from two species of freshwater fishes in northern Iraq, Aspius vorax Heckel and Barbus xanthopterus (Heckel) (Cyprinidae). Only one other species, P yunnanensis Wang, 1981, has a spindle-shaped trunk similar to that of P spindletruncams, but is distinguished from it by a distinctly different proboscis armature. A key separating the new taxon from other species of Pomphorhynchus is included. P heronensis Pichelin, 1997 is reassigned to a new pomphorhynchid genus, Pyriproboscis n. g., based on its unique proboscis shape and armature, short proboscis receptacle and tubular cement glands. A key to the genera of the Pomphorhynchidae is also included.