MANTER, H. W. 1935 - The Structure and Taxonomic Position of Megasolena estrix Linton 1910
(Trematoda) with Notes on Related Trematodes
"1. Megasolena estrix Linton 1910 has been incorrectly classified in the Allocreadiidae.
2. The possession of two pairs of longitudinal lymph vessels, a remarkable hermaphroditic sac as well as other minor characters
indicate relationship to the Paramphistomidae.
3. Hapladena Linton 1910 possesses these same characters and is considered related to Megasolena.
4. These characters are considered to be of more fundamental taxonomic value than the position of the acetabulum.
5. A new subfamily, Megasoleninae, of the family Opistholebetidae is named and described.
(Received February 22 1935)
1 Studies from the Zoological Laboratories, the University of Nebraska, No. 180
The majority of collections of Megasoleninae are recorded from fishes typical of reef habitats. However, Member species of the
subfamily Megasoleninae occur and are reported from the Gulf of Mexico (Overstreet, Cook & Heard Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota).