Russell Q-Y. Yong

Russell Q-Y. Yong
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Biological Sciences

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We describe three new species of blood flukes (Aporocotylidae) and propose their classification within the genus Psettarium Goto & Ozaki, 1929. All three species were collected from the circulatory systems of pufferfishes caught off Bali, central Indonesia. Psettarium pulchellum n. sp. was found in the gills of both the narrow-lined puffer (Arothro...
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A new genus of fish blood flukes (Aporocotylidae Odhner, 1912) is proposed for a species found on reefs surrounding Lizard Island on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Rhaphidotrema kiatkiongi gen. et sp. n. was recovered from the heart of the stars-and-stripes pufferfish, Arothron hispidus (L.) (Tetraodontidae). Rhaphidotrema kiatkiongi is notable a...
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SUMMARY We explored the distribution of Cardicola chaetodontis in chaetodontid fishes from the Great Barrier Reef. We found just four infections of adult worms in 238 individuals of 26 chaetodontid species. By contrast, eggs were present in hearts of 75 fishes (31·5%) and 19 of 26 chaetodontid species (all Chaetodon species). In 10 cases eggs conta...
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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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A new species of digenean, Pseudobacciger cheneyae n. sp., is described from the intestines of Weber's chromis (Chromis weberi Fowler & Bean) from off Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. This species differs from the three described species of Pseudobacciger Nahhas & Cable, 1964 [P. cablei Madhavi, 1975, P. harengulae Yamaguti, 1938 and P...
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Metadata and Museum registration numbers for all sequenced and unsequenced specimens submitted to the Queensland Museum, Australia, as part of the following publication: First elucidation of a didymozoid life cycle: Saccularina magnacetabula n. gen. n. sp. infecting an arcid bivalve. Relevant DNA sequences were submitted in GenBank.
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The first first-intermediate host for a species of Didymozoidae (Trematoda: Hemiuroidea), a bivalve of the family Arcidae, is identified using multi-loci molecular data. First intermediate, (likely) third intermediate, and adult stages of a new didymozoid taxon (Saccularina magnacetabula n. gen. n. sp.) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia were...
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Ankistromeces Nolan & Cribb, 2004 and Phthinomita Nolan & Cribb, 2006 are sister genera of threadlike blood flukes (Trematoda: Aporocotylidae) infecting teleost fishes of the tropical Indo-west Pacific. Here, we report new collections of these genera from Australia, Indonesia, and Japan. A new species of Ankistromeces, Ankistromeces kawamurai n. sp...
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Novel multi-locus sequence data were used to assess the molecular phylogenetic relationships of fish blood flukes showing similarity to the genus Cardicola Short, 1953 (Trematoda: Aporocotylidae). Analyses of three ribosomal (ITS2, 28S & 18S) subregions and one mitochondrial (cox1) DNA subregion shows that the hitherto-monophyletic clade formed by...
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Cleaner fish remove parasites from other organisms, called clients. While there is an extensive body of work on the positive role of cleaners for their clients and reef communities, remarkably, potential parasites hosted by specialised cleaner fishes themselves have not been explored. In this study, we surveyed the parasite community of the Indo-Pa...
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The total number of species of Lernanthropidae previously recorded from Australian waters is 15 (i.e., one species each of Aethon Krøyer, 1837, Lernanthropodes Bere, 1936, and Lernanthropsis Do, in Ho & Do, 1985; 10 species of Lernanthropus de Blainville, 1822; and two species of Sagum Wilson, 1913), and all of these records are reviewed. We report...
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The arrows or lines are missing from the published Fig. 1b and Fig. 1d of this article. The correct Fig. 1 is included here. This mistake does not affect the concept or any other information provided in other parts. In addition, the results and conclusions of the paper also remain valid.
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The nematode Philometra pellucida (Jägerskiöld, 1893) (Philometridae) is redescribed from female specimens obtained from the abdominal cavity of the marine tetraodontiform fish (blackspotted puffer) Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider) (Tetraodontidae) off Lizard Island, Australia and off Okinawa, Japan. This is just the second record of thi...
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Fishes of the elasmobranch superorder Batoidea and the basal teleost superorder Elopomorpha were assessed for blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) during a parasitological survey conducted in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. A new blood fluke genus and species, Ogawaia glaucostegi n. gen., n. sp., is described from the Giant shovelnose ray, Gl...
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Two new species of Cardicola Short, 1953 (Aporocotylidae) are described from fishes from the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia. Cardicola abu sp. n. infects the Whitley’s sergeant Abudefduf whitleyi Allen & Robertson (Pomacentridae), and is described from Wistari Reef of the Capricorn-Bunker Group, on the southern GBR. Cardicola yuelao sp. n. inf...
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Incidental observations of coprophagia (consumption of faeces) were made of an Australasian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae. This is the first known documented instance of this behaviour in this species and order of birds. The behaviour is reviewed in the context of the current understanding of the reasons for coprophagy in bird species.
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Seven species of Psettarium (Digenea: Aporocotylidae), including four new species, are reported from tetraodontiform fishes from off coastal east Queensland. Psettarium pandora n. sp. infects the yellow boxfish, Ostracion cubicus (Ostraciidae), the first known aporocotylid to infect this family of fishes. Three new species are reported from pufferf...
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Combined morphological and molecular analyses are employed to characterise three species of Tergestia Stossich, 1899 (Digenea: Fellodistomidae) from fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Tergestia clonacantha Manter, 1963 is reported here for the first time from the halfbeak (Beloniformes: Hemiramphidae) species Arrhamphus sclerolepis kreff...
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The aporocotylid fauna of the mottled spinefoot, Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn), from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, was characterised using a combined morphological and molecular approach. Four aporocotylid species were identified, three belonging to the genus Ankistromeces Nolan & Cribb, 2006 and one to Cardicola Short, 1953. Specimens of Car...
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Two new species of Cardicola Short, 1953 are described from the milkfish, Chanos chanos Forsskål (Gonorynchiformes: Chanidae), obtained from off Lizard Island on the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and North Stradbroke Island in southeast Queensland. These are the first known blood flukes from this order of fishes. Cardicola suni n. sp. differs f...

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Inform the life-cycles, systematics and species diversity of hemiuroid trematodes in Australian waters. This project includes the study of life-cycles of the Didymozoidae, the use of pleustonic and planktonic organisms in hemiuroid life-cycles, and the description of new didymozoid species from Australasia.
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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.