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Aken'Ova, T. O.; Cribb, T. H. (2000). Diplobulbus brayi n. sp. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from Odax acroptilus (Perciformes: Odacidae) off Western Australia. Systematic Parasitology. 46(2): 99-103.
Aken'Ova, T. O.; Cribb, T. H.
Diplobulbus brayi n. sp. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from Odax acroptilus (Perciformes: Odacidae) off Western Australia
Diplobulbus brayi n. sp. is described from the small intestine of Odax acroptilus (Perciformes: Odacidae) from Point Peron in southern Western Australia. One of the five previously described species of Diplobulbus, D. vitellosus Bilqees, 1972 from Tetraodon lunaris (now Lagocephalus lunaris), is synonymised with Alloheterolebes indicus (Gupta, 1968) Hafeezullah, 1971, which is known from the same host in the Indian Ocean. D. brayi n. sp. can be distinguished from the remaining four species of Diplobulbus by the distinct interruption of the vitelline follicles at the ventral sucker, its more elongate form and its long post-testicular space. Diplobulbus is so far restricted to the Indo-Pacific region and appears to be stenoxenic to labroid fishes. This is the first record of a trematode from an odacid fish.