A remarkable organism, Telegamatrix pellona gen. et sp. nov. (Monogenea: Diplectaninae) parasitic in an Indian herring

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.

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Abstract

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

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Telegamatrix pellona; Monogenea; Diplectaninae; Parasite; Indian herring
Subjects:Invertebrata
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8353
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Apr 2011 16:19
Last Modified:04 Apr 2011 16:19

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