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Opechonoides opisthoporus n. sp. from off Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; a holotype ex Abudefduf whitleyi ventral view; b paratype ex Abudefduf septemfasciatus ventral view; c paratype ex Amphiprion akindynos ventral view. Scale bars: 200 µm

Opechonoides opisthoporus n. sp. from off Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; a holotype ex Abudefduf whitleyi ventral view; b paratype ex Abudefduf septemfasciatus ventral view; c paratype ex Amphiprion akindynos ventral view. Scale bars: 200 µm

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A new species of lepocreadiid, Opechonoides opisthoporus n. sp. , is described infecting 12 pomacentrid fish species from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with Abudefduf whitleyi Allen & Robertson as the type-host. This taxon differs from the only other known member of the genus, Opechonoides gure Yamaguti, 1940, in the sucker width ratio, cirrus...