Jones, S and James, D B (1969) On a Stiliferid gastropod parasitic in the cloacal chamber of Holothuria atra Jaeger. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Mollusca ; MBAI, 12-16 January 1968, Cochin.
Over 1,300 specimens of Holothuria atra ranging in size from 78 to 351 mm were examined for internal commensals and parasites, and of these eight were found to harbour gastropods belonging to the genus Stilifer in their cloaca1 chamber. Thirteen parasites were collected in all of which three had egg capsules between the shell and the pseudopallium, The parasite which appear to be a new one is described and figured and its early development is given. Unsuccessful attempts to infect fresh holothurians with free swimming veligers are briefly discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Stiliferid gastropod; parasite; Holothuria atra Jaeger|
|Subjects:||Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries|
|Depositing User:||Users 5 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||17 Aug 2010 00:24|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:16|
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