Haplorchis popelkae N. SP. (Digenea: Heterophyidae) from short-necked turtles (Chelidae) in Northern Australia

Scott D. Snyder, Vasyl V. Tkach

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Abstract

Haplorchis popelkae n. sp. is described from the intestine of the short-necked turtles Elseya dentata and Emydura victoriae in Northern Territory, Australia. This slipper-shaped heterophyid digenean differs from the 9 previously known species of Haplorchis in its larger overall size, a forebody that is wider than the hindbody, comparatively short ceca, and a ventral sucker that is less heavily spined than in many other species in the genus. This is the first report of Haplorchis in turtles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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