Paracanthogalea egyptensis n. gen., n. sp.(Digenea:Lepocreadiidae) from the grunter Terapon jarbua (Perciformes:Terapontidae) from the Red Sea
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Paracanthogalea egyptensis n. gen., n. sp. is described from the fish Therapon jarbua (Forsskel, 1775) collected from November 10 to December 10, 1993 from the fishermen at Hurghada City, Egypt. The new species, Paracanthogalea egyptensis, has an elongate body, terminal oral sucker, ventral genital pore, and tandem testes located in the posterior third of the body with an immediately pretesticular ovary. The new genus most closely resembles species of Acanthogalea and Clavogalea from the subfamily Acanthogaleinae (Lepocreadiidae). Like species of Clavogalea, P. egyptensis has a single complete row of large accumiate circum-oral spines and a median genital pore, while maintaining the small scale-like body spines and lacking glandular organs in the genital atrium characteristic of species of Acanthogalea.
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Gray, Elizabeth Anne (2003). Paracanthogalea egyptensis n. gen., n. sp.(Digenea:Lepocreadiidae) from the grunter Terapon jarbua (Perciformes:Terapontidae) from the Red Sea. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from