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Aponurus laguncula Looss, 1907

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Aphanurus laguncula · unaccepted > misspelling - incorrect subsequent spelling (lapsus)
Aponurus elongatus Siddiqi & Cable, 1960 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Aponurus trachinoti Manter, 1940 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Aponurus waltairensis Hussain, Rao & Shyamasundari, 1984 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Lecithophyllum trachinoti (Manter, 1940) Yamaguti, 1971 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
marine, brackish
Looss, A. (1907). Zur Kenntnis der Distomenfamilie Hemiuridae. <em>Zoologischer Anzeiger.</em> 31, 585–620.
page(s): 608 [details]   
Type locality contained in Adriatic Sea  
type locality contained in Adriatic Sea [details]
WoRMS (2024). Aponurus laguncula Looss, 1907. Accessed at: on 2024-06-25
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z

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original description Looss, A. (1907). Zur Kenntnis der Distomenfamilie Hemiuridae. <em>Zoologischer Anzeiger.</em> 31, 585–620.
page(s): 608 [details]   

original description  (of Aponurus elongatus Siddiqi & Cable, 1960) Siddiqi, A. H., & Cable, R. M. (1960). Digenetic trematodes of marine fishes of Puerto Rico. <em>Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands.</em> 17(3): 257-369., available online at;view=1up;seq=1
page(s): 314; note: Aponorus elongatus [details]   

original description  (of Aponurus trachinoti Manter, 1940) Manter, H. W. (1940). Digenetic trematodes of fishes from the Galapagos Islands and the neighboring Pacific. <em>Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions.</em> 2, 325-497.
page(s): 434 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Aponurus waltairensis Hussain, Rao & Shyamasundari, 1984) Hussain, S. A., Hanumantha Rao, K., Shyamasundari, K. (1984). Aponurus waltairensis n. sp., a new hemiurid parasite of marine fish, Acanthurus bleekeri, from Waltair coast. <em>Indian Journal of Parasitology.</em> 8 (2): 251-253.
page(s): 252 [details]   

basis of record Gibson, D.I. (2001). Digenea, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 136-142 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Hooper, J.N.A. (1983). Parasites of estuarine and oceanic flathead fishes (family Platycephalidae) from northern New South Wales. Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplemental Notes 90:1-69.
page(s): 34 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Williams, E.H., Jr. & L. Bunkley-Williams. (1996). Parasites of offshore big game fishes of Puerto Rico and the western Atlantic. Department of Natural and Environmental Resources & University of Puerto Rico, San Juan & Mayaguez 382pp.
page(s): 56 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Radujkovic, B.; Sundic, D. (2014). Parasitic flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda) of fishes from the Adriatic Sea. <em>Natura Montenegrina.</em> 13 (1):7–280., available online at
page(s): 97 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Claxton, A. T.; Fuehring, A. D.; Andres, M. J.; Moncrief, T. D.; Curran, S. S. (2017). Parasites of the Vermilion Snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens (Cuvier), from the Western Atlantic Ocean. <em>Comparative Parasitology.</em> 84(1): 1-14., available online at
page(s): 6 [details]   

additional source Nahhas, F.M., Short, R.B. (1965). Digenetic trematodes of marine fishes from Apalachee Bay, Gulf of Mexico. <em>Tulane studies in zoology.</em> 12: 39-50., available online at
page(s): 45 [details]   

additional source Overstreet, R. M., J. O. Cook, and R. W. Heard. 2009. Trematoda (Platyhelminthes) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 419–486 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Carballo, M.C., G.T. Navone & F. Cremonte. (2011). Parasites of the Silversides Odontesthes smitti and Odontesthes nigricans (Pisces: Atherinopsidae) from Argentinean Patagonia. Comparative Parasitology 78:(1):95-103.
page(s): 97 [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Kohn, A.; Fernandes, B.M.M.; Cohen, S.C. (2007). South American trematode parasites of fishes. <em>CNPq, FIOCRUZ.</em> 318 pp. [details]   

additional source Quilichini, Y.; Foata, J.; Justine, J.-L.; Bray, R. A.; Marchand, B. (2010). Spermatozoon ultrastructure of Aponurus laguncula (Digenea: Lecithasteridae), a parasite of Aluterus monoceros (Pisces: Teleostei). <em>Parasitology International.</em> 59(1): 22-28., available online at
page(s): 22 [details]   

additional source Szuks, H. (1981). Beitrag zur Hemiuridenfauna (Trematoda:Digenea) der nordwestafrikanischen Kiastengewasser. <em>Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Padagogischen Hochschule "Lisselotte Hermann' Giistrow.</em> 2, 179-191.
page(s): 187 [details]   

additional source Fernandes, B. M. M.; Arci, A. D. N.; Cohen, S. C. (2009). New data on some species of Monogenea and Digenea parasites of marine fish from the coast of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. <em>Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária.</em> 18 (02): 13–18., available online at
page(s): 15 [details]   

additional source Parukhin, A. M. (1968). Helminthofauna of fishes of South Atlantic. [NB For host list for this paper see Parukhin (1966, pp. 219–222]. <em>Biologiya Morya, Kiev.</em> 14, 96–113. (In Russian).
page(s): 104 [details]   

additional source Solonchenko, A..I. (1982). <em>Helminth fauna of Azov Sea fishes.</em> Naukova Dumka, Kiev. 150 pp. (In Russian). [details]   

additional source Brahim Tazi, N. A., Meddour, A., Bayssade-Dufour, C., Boutiba, Z. (2009). Investigation sur les parasites digena de Mullus surmuletus Linné, 1758 dans le littoral Algérien. <em>European Journal of Scientific Research.</em> 25: 448–462.
page(s): 455 [details]   

redescription Châari, M.; Derbel, H.; Neifar, L. (2016). Morphometrics and levels of infections of digeneans in belonid fish species off the coast of Tunisia. <em>Journal of Helminthology.</em> 90 (5): 523–532., available online at
page(s): 526 [details]   

redescription Pereira, J., Jr., Fernandes, B. M. M., Robaldo, R. B. (2000). Digenea (Trematoda) of Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest) (Perciformes, Sciaenidae) from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. <em>Revista Brasileira de Zoologia.</em> 17 (3): 681–686.
page(s): 682 [details]   

redescription Justo, M. C. N., Fernandes, B. M. M., Kohn, A. (2003). New host records for Digenea parasites of Brazilian marine fishes. <em>Arquivos de Ciencias do Mar.</em> 36: 101–104.
page(s): 102 [details]   

redescription Florencia, A. M., Silvia E, G., Carla B, S., Noelia, G., Melisa, P., Javier, M., Javier, S., Roman, U., Daniel, T. (2011). Digeneos parásitos de Porichthys porosissimus (Teleostei: Batrachoididae) en el estuario de Bahía Blanca. <em>BioScriba.</em> 4 (1): 26–37.
page(s): 27 [details]   

redescription Al-Zubaidy, A. B., Mhaisen, F. T. (2014). Four new records of trematodes from the Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816) from the Yemeni coastal waters of the Red Sea. <em>American Journal of Biology and Life Sciences.</em> 2 (6): 141–145.
page(s): 143 [details]   

redescription Skrjabin, K. I., Guschanskaja, L. H. (1958). Additions to the monograph on 'trematodes of the suborder Hemiurata (Markevitsch, 1951) Skrjabin et Guschanskaja, 1954'. <em>Osnovy Trematodologii.</em> 14, 822–897. (In Russian).
page(s): 865 [details]   

redescription Fonseca, M. C. G. D.; Felizardo, N. N.; Torres, E. J. L.; Gomes, D. C.; Knoff, M. (2022). Hemiurid and lecithasterid digenean trematodes and camallanid and cucullanid nematodes parasitizing flounders collected off the coast of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. <em>Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária.</em> 31(1)., available online at [details]   

redescription Le Pommelet, E., Bartoli, P., Silan, P. (1997). Biodiversité des digènes et autres helminthes intestinaux des Rougets: Synthèse pour Mullus surmuletus (Linné, 1758) et M. barbatus (L. 1758) dans le bassin méditerranéen. <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles - Zoologie et Biologie Animale.</em> 18: 117–133.
page(s): 123 [details]   

redescription Greze, V. N., Delyamure, S. L. & Nikolaeva, V. M. (Eds.). (1975). <em>Key to the parasites of vertebrates of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.</em> Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 551 pp. (In Russian).
page(s): 177 [details]   

redescription Fernandes, B. M. M., Kohn, A., Magalhaes Pinto, R. (1985). Aspidogastrid and digenetic trematodes. Parasites of marine fishes of the coast of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. <em>Revista Brasileira de Biologia.</em> 45,(1/2): 109–116.
page(s): 114 [details]   

redescription Velez, E. I. (1987). Sobre la fauna de trematodos en peces marinos de la familia Lutjanidae en el mar Caribe. <em>Actualidades Biologicas.</em> 16: 70–84.
page(s): 76 [details]   

redescription Nahhas, F. M., Sey, O. (2002). Digenetic trematodes from marine fishes off the coast of Kuwait, Arabian Gulf: superfamily Hemiuroidea. <em>Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae.</em> 48: 1–20.
page(s): 14 [details]   

redescription Madhavi, R. & R.T. Lakshmi. (2011). Metazoan parasites of the Indian mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta (Scombridae) of Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal. <em>Journal of Parasitology Diseases.</em> 35(1):66-74.
page(s): 70 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Braicovich, P.; Etchegoin, J.; Timi, J. (2009). Digenetic trematodes of the Brazilian flathead, Percophis brasiliensis Quoy et Gaimard, 1825 (Percophidae, Perciformes), from Argentinean and Uruguayan waters. <em>Acta Parasitologica.</em> 54 (4): 368–373., available online at
page(s): 371 [details]   

redescription Guagliardo, S.; Schwerdt, C.; Martorelli, S.; Galeano, N.; Tanzola, R. (2010). Digenean trematodes of Seriolella porosa (Pisces, Centrolophidae) in San Matías Gulf, Argentina. <em>Acta Parasitologica.</em> 55(1): 29–38., available online at
page(s): 33 [details]   

redescription Zhokhov, A.E., V.T. Ha, L.T.K. Oanh, M.N. Pugacheva & N.T.H. Thanh. (2018). Parasites Of anemonfishes (Pomacentridae, Amphiprioninae) In The Gulf Of Nha Trang, South China Sea, Vietnam. <em>Zoologicheskii Zhurnal.</em> 97(11):1350-1362. [Russian]. [Biology Bulletin 46(8):791-803].
page(s): 1356 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Fischthal, J. H.; Thomas, J. D. (1971). Some hemiurid trematodes of marine fishes from Ghana. <em>Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington.</em> 38 (2): 181-189.
page(s): 187 [details]   

redescription León-Règagnon, V., Pérez-Ponce de León, G., Lamothe-Argumedo, R. (1997). Hemiuriformes de peces marinos de la Bahia de Chamela, Mexico, con la descripcion de una nueva especie del genero Hysterolecitha (Digenea: Hemiuridae: Lecithasterinae). <em>Anales del Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Series Zoología).</em> 66 (1): 1-34.
page(s): 20 [details]   

redescription Machida, M. (1989). Five hemiurid trematodes from tropical marine fishes of southern Japan. <em>Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series A (Zoology).</em> 15(4): 189–195.
page(s): 193 [details]   

redescription Yamaguti, S. (1953). Parasitic worms mainly from Celebes. Part 3. Digenetic trematodes of fishes. II. <em>Acta Medicinae Okayama.</em> 8(3): 257-295.
page(s): 274 [details]   

redescription Skrjabin, K. I., Guschanskaja, L. K. (1954). Suborder Hemiurata (Markevitsch) Skrjabin & Guschanskaja, 1954. First part. <em>Osnovy Trematodologii.</em> 9, 225–653. (In Russian).
page(s): 613 [details]   

redescription Bray, R. A.; MacKenzie, K. (1990). Aponurus laguncula looss, 1907 (Digenea: Lecithasteridae): a report from herring, Clupea harengus L., in the eastern English channel and a review of its biology. <em>Systematic Parasitology.</em> 17(2): 115-124., available online at
page(s): 116 [details]   

redescription Carreras-Aubets, M.; Repullés-Albelda, A.; Kostadinova, A.; Carrassón, M. (2011). A new cryptic species of Aponurus Looss, 1907 (Digenea: Lecithasteridae) from Mediterranean goatfish (Teleostei: Mullidae). <em>Systematic Parasitology.</em> 79(2): 145-159., available online at
page(s): 155 [details]   

redescription Shen, J. W., & Qiu, Z. Z. (1995). Studies on the trematodes of fishes from the Yellow Sea and the Bo Hai Sea. <em>Beijing: Science Press.</em> 207 pp. (In Chinese).
page(s): 142 [details]   

redescription Manter, H.W. (1947). The digenetic trematodes of marine fishes of Tortugas. <em>American Midland Naturalist.</em> 38, 257–416.
page(s): 353 [details]   

redescription Bray, R. A.; Cribb, T. H.; Barker, S. C. (1993). The Hemiuroidea (Digenea) of pomacentrid fishes (Perciformes) from Heron Island, Queensland, Australia. <em>Systematic Parasitology.</em> 24(3): 159-184., available online at
page(s): 169 [details]   

redescription Machida, M.; Kuramochi, T. (1999). Digenean Trematodes from Tetraodontiform Fishes from Japanese and Adjacent Waters. <em>Bulletin of the National Science Museum. Series A, Zoology.</em> 25(1), 1-25.
page(s): 22 [details]   

redescription Madhavi, R., Bray, R. A. (2018). <em>Digenetic Trematodes of Indian Marine Fishes.</em> Springer, Dordrecht, 693 pp.
page(s): 243 [details]   

redescription Perez-del Olmo, Gibson, Fernandez, Sanisidro, Raga & Kostadinova. 2006. Descriptions of Wardula bartolii n. sp. (Digenea: Mesometridae) and three newly recorded accidental parasites of Boops boops L. (Sparidae) in the NE Atlantic. Systematic Parasitology    Volume: 63    Issue: 2    Pages: 97-107
page(s): 105 [details]   

redescription Szidat, L. (1961). Versuch einer Zoogeographie des Süd-Atlantik mit Hilfe von Leitparasiten der Meeresfische. Parasitologische Schriftenreihe 13:1-97, figs. 1-54, maps 1-5.
page(s): 61 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 


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