Ramalingam, K (1955) A remarkable organism, Telegamatrix pellona gen. et sp. nov. (Monogenea: Diplectaninae) parasitic in an Indian herring. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 42 B (5). pp. 209-218.
It is seldom that an entirely novel animal is found, but Telegamatrix seems to be a unique example in evolution of what would appear to be an ideal copulatory arrangement for a sedentary hermaphrodite, whether animal or lower plant. Yet no parallel example comes to mind from either kingdom. Here we have hermaphrodite worms copulating at a distance by means of a tentacle containing two-way ducts
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Telegamatrix pellona; Monogenea; Diplectaninae; Parasite; Indian herring|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||04 Apr 2011 10:49|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:49|
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