1. Dendromonocotyle lasti

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    Monogenean (flatworm) parasite, _Dendromonocotyle lasti_, after removal from the dorsal skin surface of a whipray (_Himantura_ species). The parasite is ‘looping’ (with some prodding!) across a glass surface. Marine monogeneans like this are studied by the Parasitology Section at the South Australian Museum. This specimen, approximately 2–3 mm long, was collected and captured on video in 2002 by Museum parasitologists Leslie Chisholm and Ian Whittington at Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. The parasite species was named for fish taxonomist Dr Peter Last (CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Tasmania). Research published by L.A. Chisholm and I.D. Whittington (2005) in Systematic Parasitology 60: 81–89. See: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11230-004-1384-7

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