FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2016 Vol.22 No.1 PP 69­-75
KNIPOWITSCHIATREMA STERNULAI SP.N (TREMATODA:HETEROPHYIDAE) IN STERNULA ALBIFRONS (LITTLE TERN) (AVES: LARIDAE) OF HYDERABAD, SINDH, PAKISTAN
S. BUSHRA1, N. DAS SANJOTA1, R.R. GHAZI2, AND ALY KHAN
Department of Zoology University of Sindh, JAMSHORO 76080, PAKISTAN
1Vertebrate Pest Control Laboratory, Southern Zone Agricultural Research Center, Karachi University Campus, KARACHI-75270, PAKISTAN.
2Crop Diseases, Research, Institute (CDRI), University of Karachi campus, KARACHI- 75270, PAKISTAN
*Corresponding Author
E-mail: drsanjota2@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Knipowitschiatrema sternulai sp. nov. is described from the intestine of a bird Sternula albifrons (Little tern). The new species is characterized by having: smaller body size, a short pre-pharynx, 1 st quarter position of acetabulum, elongated seminal vesicle, saccular with narrow anterior portion, situated far below the acetabulum, roughly spherical ovary, size of testes, commencement of vitelline follicles from level of testes and smaller size of eggs.

Key words : Hyderabad, Knipowitschiatrema sternulai, New species, Pakistan, Sindh, Sternula albifrons.
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