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This worm specimen is the holotype for the species "Merizocotyle icopae". A holotype is the single type specimen upon which the description and name of a new species is based.

Found in the nasal cavities of fish off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Taxonomic classification
Merizocotyle icopae
Classification type status
Natural Science/Zoology
Accession date
28 Apr 1987
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Original datasets and images provided by Queensland Museum, http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/ and licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY) license. Please note, this record has been adapted for use by Vernon Systems and may not accurately reflect the original record or the collection item it documents.


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