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Gyrodactylus quadratidigitus n. sp. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae), a parasite of the leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus (Lowe) from the south-western coast of the UK

Citation
Longshaw M, Pursglove M & Shinn A (2003) Gyrodactylus quadratidigitus n. sp. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae), a parasite of the leopard-spotted goby Thorogobius ephippiatus (Lowe) from the south-western coast of the UK. Systematic Parasitology, 55 (2), pp. 151-157. https://doi.org/10.1023/A%3A1024059019691

Abstract
Gyrodactylus quadratidigitus n. sp. (Monogenea, Gyrodactylidae) is described from the gills, fins and skin of Thorogobius ephippiatus (Lowe) (leopard-spotted goby) from Portland Castle Bay, Dorset, UK. G. quadratidigitus n. sp. most closely resembles the species of Gyrodactylus previously described by Geets from Pomatoschistus microps(Krøyer) in the approximate shape and size of the attachment hooks but can be readily distinguished from other species of the genus by the distinctive square shape of the toe region of the marginal hook sickle, the anteriorly positioned cirrus bulb and the unusually short intestinal crura which extend only as far as the level of the testes.

Journal
Systematic Parasitology: Volume 55, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Longshaw, Matthew; Pursglove, Mark; Shinn, Andrew
Publication date30/06/2003
Date accepted by journal03/12/2002
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10052
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0165-5752
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