Biodiversity

Sunday, March 18, 2007

DENDROMONOCOTYLE KEY 5a

This is the second posting for the Biodiversity assignment using the Delta key of Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (2006). The following is the actual Key 5a sequence from the www delta file, Dendromonocotyle key:

Dendromonocotyle key actual:

Key 5a. Confirmatory characters

Characters: 12 in data, 11 included, 4 in key.
Items: 19 in data, 19 included, 171 in key.
Parameters: Rbase = 1.40 Abase = 2.00 Reuse = 1.01 Varywt = .80
Characters included: 1 3–12
Character reliabilities: 1–12,5.0

1(0).
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion of male copulatory organ widens before splitting in two ... 2
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal end inflated with thick sclerotised wall... 3
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Male copulatory organ short. Distal portion with small sclerotised ridges... 4
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion simple, narrowing to a point. not sclerotised... 5
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Sperm duct within distal portion loops once before straightening... 6
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion looping twice then narrowing to a point. Spiral accessary filament present... 7
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion spiralling once distal to distinct flaring accessory filaments... 8
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion of male copulatoiry organ splits into two... 9
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion tapers to a point, has sclerotised projection, and is encircled by a spiral filament.... 10
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Very short entire male copulatory organ length ending in a spout... 11
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion of male copulatory organ with coiled sclerotised filament. Muscular sheath with crown of sclerotised spines... 12
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Sperm duct within distal portion of male copulatory organ criss-crossed and has sclerotised accessory flange... 13
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion of male copulatory organ with unsclerotised accessory filament... 14
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Distal portion of male copulatory organ with sclerotised accessory filament... 15
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Sperm duct within distal portion of male copulatory organ criss-crossed.... 16
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Sperm duct within distal portion of male copulatory organ appears to split and cross over itself once, terminally.... 18
  • Distal portion of male copulatory organ Sperm duct is straight within distal portion of male copulatory organ... 19

2(1).
  • Tripartite sclerites Unknown; number of papillary scelerites Unknown ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Tripartite sclerites Present at junction of inner and outer-ring septa and radial septa; number of papillary scelerites 6 - 9... Dendromonocotyle taeniurae Euzet & Maillard, 1967

3(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle torosa Chisholm & Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle torosa Chisholm & Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle torosa Chisholm & Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle torosa Chisholm & Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle torosa Chisholm & Whittington, 2004

4(1).
  • Tripartite sclerites Unknown ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Tripartite sclerites Absent... Dendromonocotyle pipinna Chisholm & Whittington, 2004

5(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1976
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1976
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1976
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1976
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1976

6(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle cortesi Bravo-Hollis, 1969
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle cortesi Bravo-Hollis, 1969
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle cortesi Bravo-Hollis, 1969
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle cortesi Bravo-Hollis, 1969
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle cortesi Bravo-Hollis, 1969

7(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle akajeii Ho & Perkins, 1980
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle akajeii Ho & Perkins, 1980
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle akajeii Ho & Perkins, 1980
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle akajeii Ho & Perkins, 1980
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle akajeii Ho & Perkins, 1980

8(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle ardea Chisholm & Whittington, 1995
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle ardea Chisholm & Whittington, 1995
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle ardea Chisholm & Whittington, 1995
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle ardea Chisholm & Whittington, 1995
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle ardea Chisholm & Whittington, 1995

9(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle californica Olson & Jeffries, 1983
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle californica Olson & Jeffries, 1983
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle californica Olson & Jeffries, 1983
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle californica Olson & Jeffries, 1983
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle californica Olson & Jeffries, 1983

10(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle octodiscus Hargis, 1955
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle octodiscus Hargis, 1955
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle octodiscus Hargis, 1955
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle octodiscus Hargis, 1955
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle octodiscus Hargis, 1955

11(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle centrourae Cheung & Whittaker, 1993
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle centrourae Cheung & Whittaker, 1993
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle centrourae Cheung & Whittaker, 1993
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle centrourae Cheung & Whittaker, 1993
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle centrourae Cheung & Whittaker, 1993

12(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle lasti Chisholm and Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle lasti Chisholm and Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle lasti Chisholm and Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle lasti Chisholm and Whittington, 2004
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle lasti Chisholm and Whittington, 2004

13(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle bradsmithi Chisholm, Glennon & Whittington, 2005
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle bradsmithi Chisholm, Glennon & Whittington, 2005
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle bradsmithi Chisholm, Glennon & Whittington, 2005
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle bradsmithi Chisholm, Glennon & Whittington, 2005
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle bradsmithi Chisholm, Glennon & Whittington, 2005

14(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle colorni Chisholm, Whittington & Kearn, 2001(Israel)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle colorni Chisholm, Whittington & Kearn, 2001(Israel)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle colorni Chisholm, Whittington & Kearn, 2001(Israel)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle colorni Chisholm, Whittington & Kearn, 2001(Israel)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle colorni Chisholm, Whittington & Kearn, 2001(Israel)

15(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle colorni (South Africa population)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle colorni (South Africa population)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle colorni (South Africa population)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle colorni (South Africa population)
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle colorni (South Africa population)

16(1).
  • Tripartite sclerites Unknown ... 17
  • Tripartite sclerites Present at junction of inner and outer-ring septa and radial septa... Dendromonocotyle ukuthena Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Tripartite sclerites Absent... Dendromonocotyle sp. 1 Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison (undescribed)

17(16).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle ukuthena Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle ukuthena Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle ukuthena Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle ukuthena Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle ukuthena Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007

18(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle lulwane Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle lulwane Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle lulwane Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle lulwane Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle lulwane Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007

19(1).
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Skate host ... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Guitarfish host... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Stingray host... Dendromonocotyle citrosa Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Very small or absent hamuli... Dendromonocotyle citrosa Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Obvious or large/pronounced hamuli... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of gill tissue... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Parasite of skin surface... Dendromonocotyle citrosa Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape without defined loculi... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Haptor round to oval shape with 8 peripheral loculi... Dendromonocotyle citrosa Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007
  • Monogenean ectoparasite No dendritic intestinal caecum... Not a Dendromonocotylid
  • Monogenean ectoparasite Dendritic intestinal caecum... Dendromonocotyle citrosa Vaughan, Chisholm & Christison, 2007


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