Rhabdochona papuanensis

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Rhabdochona papuanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Chromadorea
Order: Ascaridida
Family: Rhabdochonidae
Genus: Rhabdochona
Species: R. papuanensis
Binomial name
Rhabdochona papuanensis
Moravec et al. 2008

Rhabdochona papuanensis is a species of nematode parasite.[1] It parasitises freshwater fishes from Papua New Guinea, particularly Glossamia gjellerupi and Melanotaenia affinis.


Rhabdochona papuanensis differs from its congeners in having hammer-shaped deirids.


  1. ^ Moravec F, Ríha M, Kuchta R (June 2008). "Two new nematode species, Paragendria papuanensis sp. n. (Seuratoidea) and Rhabdochona papuanensis sp. n. (Thelazioidea), from freshwater fishes in Papua New Guinea". Folia Parasitologica. 55 (2): 127–35. PMID 18666416.