We are very excited to announce that our co-authored manuscript on new grenadier/rattail fish parasites with former student, Dr. Chuck Blend, was just published in the most recent issue of Comparative Parasitology! This manuscript includes a key to all known Allopodocotyle species, including the newly described Allopodocotyle enkaimushi (shown in Figures 1-3 to the left). Other collaborative research projects with Dr. Blend have included other species of deep sea fish, some birds and turtles.
Blend, C. K., T. Kuramochi and N. O. Dronen. 2015. Allopodocotyle enkaimushi n. sp. (Digenea: Opecoelidae: Plagioporinae) from the Short-Tail Grenadier, Nezumia proxima (Gadiformes: Macrouridae), from Sagami Bay, Japan, with a Key to Species of this Genus and a Checklist of Parasites Reported from this Host. Comparative Parasitology 82: 219-230. DOI: 10.1654/4773.1