Neochasmus sogandaresi n. sp. (Trematoda: Cryptogonimidae) from the Striped Bass in Mississippi

Robin M. Overstreet
1971 Transactions of the American Microscopical Society  
The cryptogonimid trematode Neochasmus sogandaresi n. sp. is described from the intestine and pyloric caeca of a single specimen of the striped bass Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) from the West Pascagoula River in Mississippi. The species is 1.3-1.7 mm long and has 31-37 oral spines, a sucker width ratio of 1:0.45-1:0.54, a forebody 13-18% of the body length, and an elongated muscular pad. It is compared with the five other species in the genus. 2. This species is named in honor of Dr.
more » ... honor of Dr. Franklin Sogandares-Bernal in recognition of his fine contributions to our knowledge of the Trematoda. Literature Cited McIlwain, T. D. 1967. Distribution of the striped bass, Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum) in Mississippi waters.
doi:10.2307/3224902 fatcat:6u7wdn5zsrhn7bqpsro57q4o64