Furcohaptor cynoglossi

Scientific Name:-
Furcohaptor cynoglossi

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Not evaluated. Image courtesy: Bijukumar and Kearn (1996)


The haptor divides to form two elongated and slender haptoral arms, each bearing at the distal end a cluster of relatively small sclerites, comprising the following: two hamuli, one of which is rod-shaped and the other of typical hooked shape; a bar articulating with the typical hamulus; five marginal hooklets of typical shape, each with a domus; a sixth marginal hooklet which is shorter and more slender than the others and lacks a domus. This sixth marginal hooklet is hard to locate in some individuals. The haptoral arms embrace a primary gill lamella, their distal hook-bearing regions meeting or overlapping on the side of the lamella opposite to the parasite's body. Species of the genusBifurcohaptor Jain, 1958 differ in that two of the hamuli are greatly enlarged and support the haptoral arms.


Not recorded.


Recorded from Kerala coast from the fishes Cynoglossus macrostomus and C. puncticeps by Bijukumar and Kearn (1996)


Parasite on the gills of marine flatfishes Cynoglossus macrostomus and C. puncticeps.


Allodiscoides chorinemi (Yamaguti, 1953) Bilqees, 1995


Biju Kumar, A. & G.C. Kearn 1996. Furcohaptor cynoglossi n.g., n. sp., an ancyrocephaline monogenean gill parasite with a bifurcate haptor and a note on its adhesive attitude. Systematic Parasitology, 34: 71-76.
Gibson, D. (2015). Furcohaptor cynoglossi Bijukumar & Kearn, 1996. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=717625 on 2015-05-14

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