This dataset is from a paper that deals with Proctophantastes nettastomatis (Digenea: Zoogonidae; Lepidophyllinae) found in the intestine of three species of deep-sea fish, Dicrolene longimana (Ophidiidae, Ophidiiformes), Bathyuroconger sp. (Congridae, Anguilliformes), and Venefica tentaculata (Nettastomatidae, Anguilliformes). The fish were collected near the islands of Espiritu Santo, Erromango, and Epi, respectively, in the archipelago of Vanuatu (Southern Pacific Ocean) at depths ranging from 561 to 990 m. Morphological and histological analyses showed that the Vanuatu specimens differ from Proctophantastes abyssorum, Proctophantastes gillissi, Proctophantastes glandulosum, Proctophantastes infundibulum, and Proctophantastes brayi but are close to P. nettastomatis discovered in Suruga Bay, Japan. P. nettastomatis is redescribed based both on the observations of our specimens and of the Japanese holotype and paratype. The morphological variability of the species is described. Morphometric data allowed the identification of positive allometric growth for the hindbody, negative allometric growth for the ventral sucker, and a growth phenotypic plasticity between Ophidiiformes and Anguilliformes definitive hosts.
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Mouahid G, Faliex E, Allienne J, Cribb T H, Bray R A (2021): Proctophantastes nettastomatis (Digenea: Zoogonidae) from Vanuatu deep-sea fish. v1.0. No organisation. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=proctophantastes_nettastomatis_vanuatu&v=1.0
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near the islands of Espiritu Santo, Erromango, and Epi, respectively, in the archipelago of Vanuatu (Southern Pacific Ocean)
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-18.86, 167.405], North East [-15.807, 168.85]|
|Start Date / End Date||1994-09-01 / 1994-09-30|
- Mouahid, G., Faliex, E., Allienne, J.F., Cribb, T.H. and Bray, R.A., 2012. from Vanuatu deep-sea fish: new morphological features, allometric growth, and phenotypic plasticity aspects. Parasitol Res, 110, pp.1631-1638. DOI 10.1007/s00436-011-2674-z
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