Stylochus (Imogene) matatasi n. sp. (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida) : pest of cultured giant clams and pearl oysters from Solomon Islands uri icon


  • A large polyclad flatworm has been consistently found associated with mortalities of the cultured giant clam, Tridacna gigas (L.) and the fouling pearl oyster Pinctada maculata (Gould) in Solomon Islands. Stylochus (Imogene)matatasi n. sp. is described and a brief account of its biology is given

publication date

  • 2008