Title

Cucullanus palmeri n sp (Nematoda: Cucullanidae) from the Batfish Ogcocephalus nasutus in the Gulf of Mexico

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-1997

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

Cucullanus palmeri n. sp. is described from the shortnose batfish, Ogcocephalus nasutus, in the Gulf of Mexico. This species is anatomically most similar to Cucullanus gendrei but differs from it In having a shorter esophagus and longer tail. Males differ in having a smaller gubernaculum and a different arrangement of a lateral caudal papilla. Cucullanus palmeri is readily distinguished from Cucullanus lophii, also from a lophiform fish host, in that the deirids and excretory pore are not posterior to the posterior end of the esophagus like in C. lophii.

Publication Title

Journal of Parasitology

Volume

83

Issue

1

First Page

125

Last Page

130