Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

CDU Staff and Student only

Two gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine fishes off the northern coast of Australia

Moravec, František and Barton, Diane P. (2015). Two gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine fishes off the northern coast of Australia. Parasite,22(4).

Document type: Journal Article
Citation counts: Altmetric Score Altmetric Score is 7
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your CDU eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Download this reading Barton_59162.pdf Published version application/pdf 3.18MB 37
Reading the attached file works best in Firefox, Chrome and IE 9 or later.

IRMA ID 84376995xPUB164
Title Two gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine fishes off the northern coast of Australia
Author Moravec, František
Barton, Diane P.
Journal Name Parasite
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1252-607X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84922551555
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication France
Publisher E D P Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Abstract
Two different gonad-infecting species of Philometra Costa, 1845 were collected from the ovary of marine perciform fishes, the blackspotted croaker Protonibea diacanthus (Sciaenidae) and the John’s snapper Lutjanus johnii (Lutjanidae), from off the northern coast of Australia. Nematodes (males and females) from P. diacanthus represent a new taxon, Philometra protonibeae n. sp., which is mainly characterized by the body length of the males (3.37–3. 90 mm), broad, equally long spicules (length 126–141 μm) and the shape and structure of the gubernaculum with a dorsally lamellate distal tip. The nematodes (only females) from L. johnii may represent an undescribed species, but, because of the absence of conspecific males, they could not be specifically identified. Philometra protonibeae is the fifth nominal gonad-infecting species of this genus recorded from marine fishes in Australian waters and the seventh species of these parasites described from fishes of the family Sciaenidae.


Deux espèces différentes de Philometra Costa, 1845, parasites des gonades de poissons, ont été collectées des ovaires de poissons perciformes marins, Protonibea diacanthus (Sciaenidae) et Lutjanus johnii (Lutjanidae), au large de la côte nord de l’Australie. Les nématodes (mâles et femelles) de P. diacanthus représentent un nouveau taxon, Philometra protonibeae n. sp., qui se caractérise principalement par la longueur du corps des mâles (3.37-3.90 mm), des spicules larges et de même longueur (126-141 μm) et la forme et la structure du gubernaculum, qui a une pointe distale dorsalement lamellaire. Les nématodes (seulement femelles) de L. johnii peuvent représenter une espèce non décrite, mais, en raison de l’absence des mâles conspécifiques, n’ont pas pu être identifiés au niveau de l’espèce. Philometra protonibeae est la cinquième espèce nominale de ce genre infectant les gonades qui est mentionnée de poissons marins dans les eaux australiennes et la septième espèce décrite de poissons de la famille Sciaenidae.
Keywords Philometridae
New species
DOI   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Description for Link Link to CC Attribution 4.0 License

© copyright

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in CDU eSpace. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact

Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 23 Abstract Views, 37 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 12:48:50 CST