Balantoaenia bancrofti was the first caryophyllaeid recorded beyond Europe, Asia and North America, as well as being the first member of the family occurring in fish other than Cyprinoids (Johnston 1924). The first description of the cestode was made in 1924 by Professor Johnston at the University of Adelaide. It has been recorded in the Australian freshwater eel-tailed catfish Tandanus tandanus
- JOHNSTON, T.H. (1924) An Australian caryophyllaeid cestode. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 49: 339-347.
- JOHNSTON, T.H. (1927) New trematodes from an Australian siluroid - Royal Society of South Australia
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