FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2016 Vol.22 No.2 PP 232-236
NEW RECORD OF A CARYOPHYLLID TAPEWORM FROM CLARIAS BATRACHUS FROM BUNDELKHAND, INDIA
*V. K. SAHU,**REETESH KUMAR KHARE AND ***C. L. BAGHEL
*Department of Zoology,
J.N.R.M., PORT BLAIR-744104 (A&N) INDIA.
**Parasitological Laboratory,
Department of Zoology,
B.B. (P.G.) College, JHANSI (U.P.) 284003
***Office Of Add. Director,
M.H. and W., JHANSI (U.P.) 284003
*Corresponding Author:
E-mail: viveksahu6@rediffmail.com
ABSTRACT
Four fresh water cat fishes, Clarias batrachus were purchased from Khajuraho, tehsil Rajnagar, district Chhatarpur (M.P.) India. One fish was found infected with two alike worms imbedded in its gut wall. Usual techniques were applied for preservation and fixation. Morphological studies of the worms revealed them to belong to the genus, Hunterella4, family Caryophyllaeidae6 order Caryophyllidea1.

Key words : Caryophyllaeidae, Caryophyllidea, Cestode, Hunterella, Khajuraho.
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