Daniel Colgan Huston

Daniel Colgan Huston
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation | CSIRO · Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC)

PhD

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Introduction
Dan Huston works on the taxonomy and systematics of invertebrate animals. His research focuses largely on parasitic worms including Acanthocephala, Platyhelminthes and Nematoda.
Additional affiliations
October 2020 - present
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2019 - January 2020
University of Tasmania
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  • PostDoc Position
April 2015 - May 2019
The University of Queensland
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (32)
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Species of the digenean genus Enenterum Linton, 1910 (Lepocreadioidea: Enenteridae) are characterised primarily by their elaborate oral suckers, which are divided into varying numbers of anteriorly directed lobes, and their host-restriction to herbivorous marine fishes of the family Kyphosidae. We describe Enenterum petrae n. sp. from the brassy ch...
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We report on Neoechinorhynchus aldrichettae Edmonds, 1971 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae), obtained from yellow-eye mullet Aldrichetta forsteri (Valenciennes) (Mugiliformes: Mugilidae) from the Huon River, Tasmania, Australia. We provide new 18S and 28S rDNA gene sequence data for N. aldrichettae, assess its phylogenetic position relative to...
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Stable isotope analyses of carbon and nitrogen (δ13C and δ15N) are useful for elucidating consumer relationships of free-living organisms, as carbon isotopes indicate dietary carbon sources and incremental increases in nitrogen isotopic enrichment are correlated with increases in trophic position. However, host-parasite relationships are more diffi...
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Gorgorhynchoides pseudocarangisn. sp. (Isthmosacanthidae), is described from the intestine of the white trevally Pseudocaranx dentex (Bloch & Schneider) (Carangiformes: Carangidae) collected in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. The new species has a proboscis armature of 27–28 rows of 16–17 hooks. It is most similar morphologically to Gorgorhynch...
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The digenetic trematode family Gorgocephalidae comprises just a few species, and the literature devoted to the lineage consists of only a handful of reports. With one exception, all reports have been based on material collected in the Indo-West Pacific, an expansive marine ecoregion stretching from the east coast of Africa to Easter Island, Hawaii...
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Shortly after publication it was brought to authors' attention that two of the cox1 sequences reported in the study, those of Neoechinorhynchus tylosuri (MN692675) and Transvena annulospinosa (MN692690) were potentially erroneous. After investigation, it was determined that this was indeed the case and was caused by contamination of original sequen...
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Previous phylogenetic analyses of the Acanthocephala have demonstrated that the families Rhadinorhynchidae Lühe, 1912 and Transvenidae Pichelin & Cribb, 2001 are sister clades. However, a recent study found that the Rhadinorhynchidae is paraphyletic, due to the basal position of Rhadinorhynchus biformis Smales, 2014 relative to the Rhadinorhynchida...
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Marine fish are a nutritious and high-value food commodity, but many wild-capture fisheries are in decline. Thus, marine fish culture is expected to expand greatly in coming years. Management of disease is a major problem in this industry, and metazoan parasites are among the most significant disease agents in terms of economic loss and animal welf...
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We provide molecular data (cox1, 18S rDNA and 28S rDNA) for 17 acanthocephalan species and 20 host-parasite combinations from Australian marine teleosts collected from off Queensland, Australia. Fourteen of these acanthocephalans are characterised with molecular data for the first time and we provide the first molecular data for a species of each o...
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The superfamily Pronocephaloidea Looss, 1899 comprises digeneans occurring in the gut and respiratory organs of fishes, turtles, marine iguanas, birds and mammals. Although many life cycles are known for species of the Notocotylidae Lühe, 1909 maturing in birds and mammals, relatively few are known for the remaining pronocephaloid lineages. We repo...
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The Umagillidae Wahl, represent a group of endosymbiotic Platyhelminthes which inhabit two disparate invertebrate host groups, the echinoderms and sipunculans. Sipunculan-inhabiting umagillids are morphologically distinct from those inhabiting echinoderms and have traditionally been placed in a distinct genus and subfamily, Collastoma Dörler, and t...
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We explore the growing issue of cryptic speciation in the Digenea through study of museum material and newly collected specimens consistent with the enenterid genus Koseiria from five species of the Kyphosidae and Chaetodontoplus meredithi Kuiter (Pomacanthidae) collected in the Indo-Pacific. We use an integrated approach, employing traditional mor...
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The Enenteridae Yamaguti, 1958 and Gyliauchenidae Fukui, 1929 exhibit an interesting pattern of host partitioning in herbivorous fishes of the Indo-West Pacific. Enenterids are known almost exclusively from fishes of the family Kyphosidae, a group of herbivorous marine fishes common on tropical and temperate reefs. In contrast, gyliauchenids are fo...
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We report on Scorpidotrema longistipes and two new species belonging to a new genus: Holsworthotrema enboubal ichthys gen. et sp. nov. and Holsworthotrema chaoderma sp. nov. These taxa are the first representatives of the subfamily Stenakrinae included in molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Opecoelidae. They resolve among the deep-sea + freshwat...
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A rich fauna of digenetic trematodes has been documented from the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), yet little is known of the complex life-cycles of these parasites which occur in this diverse marine ecosystem. At Heron Island, a small coral cay at the southern end of the GBR, the intertidal marine gastropod Clypeomorus batillariaeformis Habe & Kusage (Ce...
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Choerodonicola Cribb, 2005 is a minor genus of opecoelid trematodes defined for species with exceptionally small eggs but otherwise generalised morphology. Four species are currently recognised, all from fishes collected in Japanese waters but each from different perciform families: a labrid, a scarid, a sparid and pinguipeds. We report on a new sp...
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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem on the planet and supports a diverse community of marine fishes, as well as the organisms that parasitise them. Although the digenetic trematodes that parasitise fishes of the Great Barrier Reef have been studied for over a century, the species richness and diversity of many trematode linea...
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We describe Isorchis cannoni n. sp. from the rabbitfishes Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn) and Siganus lineatus (Valenciennes) (Siganidae) collected off Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia and, using molecular data, demonstrate that ‘ Cercariae queenslandae II’ of Cannon (1978) from the gastropod Clypeomorus batillariaeformis Habe & K...
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We describe Schikhobalotrema huffmani n. sp. from Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron and Leseur) (Belonidae) collected off Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia and Tylosurus gavialoides (Castelnau) collected from Moreton Bay, Queensland. Schikhobalotrema huffmani n. sp., along with Schikhobalotrema ablennis (Abdul-Salam and Khalil, 198...
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The kleptoparasitic behaviour whereupon a spider steals material being transported by ants, known as 'snatching', is reported from the jumping spider Menemerus bivittatus (Dufour, 1831) in Queensland, Australia for the first time. Both male and female spiders were observed on multiple occasions stealing larvae of the tropical pedicel ant Technomyrm...
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Using novel molecular and morphological data we elucidated the life-cycle of Gorgocephalus yaaji Bray & Cribb, 2005 from off Lizard Island, on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ITS2 rDNA sequences generated for larval trematodes from the infected snail species Echinolittorina austrotrochoides Reid (Littorinidae) were identical to those fr...
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The Indo-west Pacific is a marine bioregion stretching from the east coast of Africa to Hawaii, French Polynesia and Easter Island. An assessment of the literature from the region found reports of 2,582 trematode species infecting 1,485 fish species. Reports are concentrated in larger fishes, undoubtedly reflecting the tendency for larger hosts to...
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Two monitoring methods for the endangered Comal Springs riffle beetle, Heterelmis comalensis Bosse, Tuff, and Brown, 1988, were evaluated. The first used cotton cloth "lures" lodged within the substrate in close proximity to spring openings. The second evaluated the feasibility of marking H. comalensis with paint. During our evaluation, biofilms gr...
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Haplorchis pumilio (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) has become widely established around the world because of multiple introductions of its snail hosts, and because of its flexible host requirements at the second-intermediate and definitive levels. Although exotic thiarid snails introduced into North American waters have been previously reported to harbo...
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On 17 June 2014, large aggregations of Epicauta polingi Werner 1943 (Coleóptera: Meloidae) were observed feeding on the leaves and stems of mountain laurel, Sophora secundiflora (Ortega) Lag. ex DC.; and guajillo, Acacia berlandieri Benth. (Fabaceae). After examination of the existing literature it was determined that these two plants represented n...
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Haplorchis pumilio (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) has become widely established around the world because of multiple introductions of its snail hosts, and because of its flexible host requirements at the second-intermediate and definitive levels. Although exotic thiarid snails introduced into North American waters have been previously reported to harbo...
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We examined the distribution and co-occurrence of the exotic digenetic trematode Centrocestus formosanus, its exotic intermediate host the red-rim melania snail Melanoides tuberculatus, and rates of infection of fish in 10 spring systems throughout western Texas during 1999 and 2011. Four of the spring systems (East Sandia Springs, Independence Cre...
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Abstract The gill parasite Centrocestus formosanus (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) is an exotic parasite of concern in Texas because it has been shown to infect multiple threatened and endangered fish species. The purpose of this study was to determine if C. formosanus could present a threat to larval anurans, as well as threatened neotenic salamanders...

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Marine parasites are key components of natural ecosystems and significant pathogens of commercial species. Despite their importance, they remain poorly studied in Australia. This Australian Biological Resources Study funded project focuses on the parasites of commercially important fishes of Moreton Bay (Queensland) with the aims of improving the understanding of parasites from a commercial perspective (product quality, pathogenesis, value in stock assessment, human health and environmental monitoring) and improving our taxonomic understanding of a poorly understood component of the Australian fauna.