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Rhinoptericola megacantha gen. et sp. n., Representing a New Family of Trypanorhynch Cestodes from the Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill 1815)

Juan Carvajal and Ronald A. Campbell
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 61, No. 6 (Dec., 1975), pp. 1023-1030
DOI: 10.2307/3279368
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3279368
Page Count: 8
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Rhinoptericola megacantha gen. et sp. n., Representing a New Family of Trypanorhynch Cestodes from the Cownose Ray, Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill 1815)
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Abstract

Rhinoptericola megacantha gen. et sp. n. from the spiral valve of the cownose ray, Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill), taken in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, is described. A new family, Rhinoptericolidae, is erected to accept the species. Distinguishing characteristics of the species include: 4 bothridia; heteroacanthous, heteromorphous, atypical armature; absence of sensory pits; an ovary consisting of 4 lobes but lacking a central isthmus; an ooreceptacle; and a uterus with 2 lateral diverticula at its proximal end.

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