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Russell’ Yong

Researcher


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  • Ph.D., 2014–2018. The University of Queensland
  • BSc (Honours) Parasitology, 2009. The University of Queensland
  • Bsc, 2006-2008. The University of Queensland

…the eye, gazing at him through a cloud of his own blood


Research

Russell

The nature of my work centres on the discovery, description and systematic disentanglement of one parasitic flatworm family, the blood flukes of fishes (family Aporocotylidae). My love affair with this group began in 2009, when I commenced an Honours research project, working on aporocotylids in fishes of the Great Barrier Reef. The sensations of genuine discovery, to see and do something literally no one else had before, had me hooked, and I returned in 2014 to commence a PhD on the same parasite family. My work has allowed me to practice real foundational science in numerous places and settings, from fish markets to exotic islands, from South-east Queensland to South Africa. In the process, I’ve added my own little bricks to the wall of knowledge regarding aporocotylid flukes, having published descriptions of several new species and improved resolution of our understanding regarding their molecular interrelationships, host ranges and pathological impacts upon their hosts. Having just completed my PhD, my aims are to continue research in a taxonomic vein. Outside of work, I maintain a long-standing practical interest in observing, identifying and cataloguing all aspects of biodiversity, through activities such as birdwatching, aquatic macroinvertebrate identification and wildlife spotting. I am driven, in both interest and career, by seeking order in how we classify and understand our natural world, and appreciating the overwhelming richness of our biodiversity heritage.

 

 

Russell skipper Rusty Russell birding Russell Storm Valencia
 

 

Publications


2019

Yong, R. Q-Y., Cutmore, S.C., and Cribb, T.H. (2019). Two new species of Cardicola (Trematoda: Aporocotylidae) from the damselfish Abudefduf whitleyi (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) and the triggerfish Sufflamen chrysopterum (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae). Marine Biodiversity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-018-0895-4.


2018

Yong, R. Q-Y. An incidence of coprophagy in the Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae). Australian Field Ornithology, 35: 93–94. access article

Yong, R. Q-Y., Cutmore, S.C. & Cribb, T.H. Two new species of Cardicola (Trematoda: Aporocotylidae) from the damselfish Abudefduf whitleyi (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) and the triggerfish Sufflamen chrysopterum (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae). Marine Biodiversity. access article

Yong, R. Q-Y., Cutmore, S. C., Jones, M. K., Gauthier, A. R. G. & Cribb, T. H. A complex of the blood fluke genus Psettarium (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) infecting tetraodontiform fishes of eastern Queensland waters. Parasitology International, 67: 321–340. access article

Cutmore, S.C., Cribb, T.H. & Yong, R. Q-Y. Aporocotylids from batoid and elopomorph fishes from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, including a new genus and species of blood fluke infecting the Giant shovelnose ray, Glaucostegus typus (Rhinopristiformes: Glaucostegidae). Parasitology International, 67: 768–775. access article

Moravec, F., Cutmore, S.C. & Yong, R. Q-Y. (2018). Redescription of Philometra pellucida (Jägerskiöld, 1893) (Nematoda: Philometridae) parasitic in the abdominal cavity of the blackspotted puffer Arothron nigropunctatus (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) off Australia and Japan. Systematic Parasitology, 95: 665–671. access article


2017

Brooks, X., Cutmore, S. C., Yong, R. Q-Y. & Cribb, T. H. A re-evaluation of diversity of the Aporocotylidae in Siganus fuscescens (Perciformes: Siganidae) and associated species. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 717–737. access article

Wee, N. Q-X., Cutmore, S. C., Yong, R. Q-Y. & Cribb, T. H. Two new and one known species of Tergestia Stossich, 1899 (Trematoda: Fellodistomidae) with novel molecular characterisation for the genus. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 861–874. access article


2016

Yong, R. Q-Y., Cutmore, S. C., Bray, R. A., Miller, T. L., Semarariana, I. W. Y., Palm, H. W. & Cribb, T. H. Three new species of blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) infecting pufferfishes (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) from off Bali, Indonesia. Parasitology International, 65: 432–443. access article

Yong, R. Q-Y., Cutmore, S. C., Miller, T. L., Wee, N. Q-X. & Cribb, T. H. A complex of Cardicola (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) species infecting the milkfish, Chanos chanos (Gonorynchiformes), with descriptions of two new species. Systematic Parasitology, 93: 831–846. access article

Cribb, T. H., Bray, R. A., Diaz, P. E., Huston, D. C., Kudlai, O., Martin, S. B., Yong, R. Q-Y. & Cutmore, S. C. Trematodes of fishes of the Indo-West Pacific: told and untold richness. Systematic Parasitology, 93: 237–247. access article


2013

Yong, R. Q-Y., Miller, T., Cutmore, S., Adlard, R.D. & Cribb, T.H. The ghost of parasites past: eggs of the blood fluke Cardicola chaetodontis (Aporocotylidae) trapped in the heart and gills of butterflyfishes (Perciformes: Chaetodontidae) of the Great Barrier Reef. Parasitology, 140: 1186–1194. access article

Sun, D., Bray, R. A., Yong, R. Q-Y., Cutmore, S. C. & Cribb, T. H. Pseudobacciger cheneyae n. sp. (Digenea: Gymnophalloidea) from Weber’s chromis (Chromis weberi Fowler & Bean) (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Systematic Parasitology, 88: 141–152. access article


2011

Yong, R. Q-Y. & Cribb, T.H. Rhaphidotrema kiatkiongi, a new genus and species of blood fluke (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Folia Parasitologica, 58: 273–277. access article