|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1998|
|Authors:||O. M. Amin, Bullock W. L.|
|Journal:||Comparative ParasitologyComp. Parasitol.|
|Pagination:||169 - 173|
|ISBN Number:||1049233X (ISSN)|
|Keywords:||Acanthocephala, Anguilla rostrata, Neoechinorhynchidae, Neoechinorhynchus rostratum sp. n., North atlantic coast of North America|
Neoechinorhynchus rostratum sp. n. (Neoechinorhynchidae) is described from the eel, Anguilla rostrata (Le Sueur), in estuarine waters along the New England and Canadian coasts. The new species is very similar to N. cylindratus (Van Cleave, 1913) Van Cleave 1919 with which it has been taxononmically confused. The 2 species can, however, be separated based on egg morphology and the shape of the adult female posterior end, among other features such as host and habitat distribution. Museum specimens of N. cylindratus from eels have been examined and reassigned to the new species.