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Polystomatidae (Monogenea) of African Anura: Polystoma dawiekoki n. sp. parasitic in Ptychadena anchietae (Bocage).
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PMID:  12023560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polystoma dawiekoki n. sp. is described as a new species of the Polystomatidae parasitic in the urinary bladder of the plain grass frog Ptychadena anchietae. This parasite was collected at Mkuze town and Mkuze Game Reserve in northern Kwazulu-Natal Province, in the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, and at Bulwa in Tanga Province, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. It is distinguished from other African Polystoma species by a combination of characters, including the body size, size and shape of marginal hooklets and the haptor length to body length ratio. The presence of adult, as well as subadult, parasites in the same individuals, as is known for Eupolystoma, represents a significant evolutionary departure from the pattern of transmission typical of Polystoma in most of the other anuran hosts.
Louis H du Preez; Claude Vaucher; Jean Mariaux
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Systematic parasitology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0165-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Syst. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-22     Completed Date:  2002-06-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111384     Medline TA:  Syst Parasitol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Environmental Sciences and Development, Potchefstroom University for CHE, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Anura / parasitology*
South Africa
Trematoda / classification*

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