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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:Parasitology InternationalParasitol. Int.
Pagination:171 - 176
Date Published:2002///
ISBN Number:13835769 (ISSN)
Keywords:Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus, Animals, Arabian Gulf, article, controlled study, Female, fish, Fish Diseases, Flame parrot fish, genital system, Helminthiasis, Animal, Male, morphological trait, Neoechinorhynchidae, Neoechinorhynchus, Neoechinorhynchus qatarensis, Neoechinorhynchus qatarensis sp. n., nonhuman, parasite identification, Perciformes, priority journal, Psittacidae, Qatar, Scaridae, Scarus, Scarus ghobban, Seawater, species difference

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. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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