FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2015 Vol.21 No.1 PP 85-89
BIO-SYSTEMATIC STUDIES ON PROTEOCEPHALUS GRANULARIS SP. NOV. (CESTODA: PROTEOCEPHALIDAE8) OF FRESHWATER FISH MYSTUS SEENGHALA11
VIKRAM SATWARAO DESHMUKH, SANJAY SHAMRAO NANWARE AND DHANRAJ BALBHIM BHURE
Research and Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded-431602. M.S., INDIA.
E-mail: snanware@rediffmail.com
ABSTRACT
The present study deals with description of a new species of cestode genus Proteocephalus, collected from intestine of freshwater fish, Mystus seenghala11 at Kandhar, Dist. Nanded (M.S.) India. Proteocephalus granularis sp.nov. comes closer to all the known species of genus Proteocephalus in general topography of organ but differs due to broad scolex, suckers five in number, large, neck absent, mature Proglottids slightly broader than long, cirrus pouch pyriform, genital pore marginal, testes 55-60 in numbers, ovary bilobed, ootype oval and vitellaria granular.

Key words :Bio-Systematic, Cestode, Mystus seenghala, Proteocephalus granularis sp. nov.
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