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Redescription of Dicyemennea nouveli (Phylum: Dicyemida) from Enteroctopus dofleini (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Octopoda)
Furuya, H. (2008). Redescription of Dicyemennea nouveli (Phylum: Dicyemida) from Enteroctopus dofleini (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Octopoda). J. Parasitol. 94(5): 1064-1070. hdl.handle.net/10.1645/GE-1503.1
In: The Journal of Parasitology. American Society of Parasitologists: Lawrence, Kan., etc.,. ISSN 0022-3395, more
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Keywords
    Taxonomy; Dicyemennea nouveli McConnaughey, 1959 [WoRMS]; Dicyemennea Whitman, 1883 [WoRMS]; Dicyemidae van Beneden, 1882 [WoRMS]; Enteroctopus dofleini (Wülker, 1910) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Enteroctopus dofleini; Dicyemennea nouveli

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  • Furuya, H.

Abstract
    A species of dicyemid mesozoan is redescribed from the giant Pacific octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini (Wülker, 1910), collected off Iwase in Toyama Bay, Honshu, Japan. Dicyemennea nouveli McConnaughey, 1959, is a large species that reaches about 12,000 µm in length. This species lives in folds of the renal appendages. The vermiform stages are characterized as having 30–41 peripheral cells, a conical calotte, and an axial cell that extends to the middle of the metapolar cells. An anterior abortive axial cell is present in vermiform embryos. Full-grown vermiform embryos have as many as 4 agametes. Infusoriform embryos consist of 39 cells; 2 nuclei are present in each urn cell and the refringent bodies are solid.

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