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Selachohemecus benzi n. sp. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhinidae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16718594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selachohemecus benzi Bullard & Overstreet n. sp. infects the heart and kidney of the blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus in the northern Gulf of Mexico off Florida and Mississippi, USA. Specimens of S. olsoni Short, 1954, the only congener and only other named blood fluke reported from a chondrichthyan in the Gulf of Mexico, were collected from the heart of the Atlantic sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon terraenovae from two new localities, Apalachicola Bay, Florida, and Mississippi Sound, Mississippi, USA. The new species differs from S. olsoni by having a larger body (1.4-3.8 mm long), robust tegumental body spines numbering 51-63 along each lateral body margin, a testis extending from the posterior caeca to the ovary, and a medial ovary with lobes. We amend the diagnosis of Selachohemecus Short, 1954 to accommodate it and provide a diagnostic key for all named chondrichthyan blood flukes.
Stephen A Bullard; Robin M Overstreet; John K Carlson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2006-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Systematic parasitology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0165-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Syst. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-23     Completed Date:  2006-12-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111384     Medline TA:  Syst Parasitol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Department of Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, PO Box 7000, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39566, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart / parasitology
Oceans and Seas
Platyhelminths / anatomy & histology*,  classification*
Sharks / parasitology*

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