Wahlia Pulchella N. SP., a turbellarian flatworm Neorhabdocoela: Umagillidae from the intestine of the sea cucumber Stichopus Californicus.Report as inadecuate


 Wahlia Pulchella N. SP., a turbellarian flatworm Neorhabdocoela: Umagillidae from the intestine of the sea cucumber Stichopus Californicus.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Date Issued: 1987

Publisher: American Society of Parasitologists.

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 10 p.

Language(s): English

Identifier: FA00007178 (IID)

Note(s): Wahlia pulchella n. sp, is described from the intestine of the aspidochirote holothuroid Stichopuscalifornicus. The new species differs from other members of the genus in having the following combination offeatures: the pharynx lies at the end of the first quarter or third of the body, the intestine extends anterior tothe brain, the testes are only slightly lobed, and the penis stylet is straight and less than half the length of theadult worm. Wahlia pulchella has a secondary uterus in which there may be up to 12 egg capsules. The validityof the genera of holothuroid-inhabiting umagillids characterized by 2 ovaries and a secondary uterus is discussed.It is suggested that Ozametra Marcus, 1949, be placed in synonymy under Wahlia Westblad, 1930. New diagnosesof Wahlia and Seritia Cannon, 1982, are presented.Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 566This manuscript is an author version with the finalpublication available and may be cited as: Kozloff, E. N., & Shinn, G. L. (1987). Wahlia Pulchella N. SP.,a turbellarian flatworm (Neorhabdocoela: Umagillidae) from the intestine of the sea cucumberStichopus Californicus. Journal of Parasitology, 73(1), 194-202.

Subject(s): TurbellariaFlatwormsNeorhabdocoelaSea cucumbersStichopus californicusSymbiosis

Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3282366

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Author: Kozloff, E. N. Shinn, G. L.

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A32837



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