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1 January 2004 Heterophyopsis hawaiiensis n. sp. (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) from the Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi Matschie, 1905 (Carnivora: Phocidae)
Murray D. Dailey, Michael M. Kliks, Richard S. Demaree
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Abstract

Heterophyopsis hawaiiensis n. sp. (Digenea: Heterophidae) is described from the ileum and colon of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi. An 11-mo-old juvenile female M. schauinslandi found dead on Eastern Island of Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, U.S.A., contained approximately 7,000 specimens of this species. The new species differs from existing Heterophyopsis species in having a trilobed ovary, testes slightly oblique, and vitellaria reaching posterior of the body. This is the first report of the genus Heterophyopsis found in both a marine mammal and in the central Pacific region.

Murray D. Dailey, Michael M. Kliks, and Richard S. Demaree "Heterophyopsis hawaiiensis n. sp. (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) from the Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi Matschie, 1905 (Carnivora: Phocidae)," Comparative Parasitology 71(1), 9-12, (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1654/4071
Published: 1 January 2004
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Digenea
Hawaiian monk seal
Heterophyidae
Heterophyopsis hawaiiensis
Midway Atoll
Monachus schauinslandi
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
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