Pseudorhabdosynochus minutus facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPseudorhabdosynochus minutus
The appellation minutus (Latin for small) refers to the small body size of the species, which is 230–550 µm in length. The species has the general characteristics of other species of Pseudorhabdosynochus, with a flat body and a posterior haptor, which is the norgan by which the monogenean attaches itself to the gill of is host. The haptor bears two squamodiscs, one ventral and one dorsal. The sclerotized male copulatory organ, or "quadriloculate organ", has the shape of a bean with four internal chambers, as in other species of Pseudorhabdosynochus. The vagina includes a sclerotized part, which is a complex structure.
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