FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
2019 Vol.25 No.1 PP 45-48
A new caryophyllid cestode Pseudolytocestus jagdishii n.sp. from Heteropneustes fossilis
Alok Pathak1 and *A.K. Srivastav2
1Department of Zoology,
D.V. College,
ORAI-285001 (U.P.) INDIA
2Parasitological Laboratory,
Department of Zoology,
Bipin Bihari (P.G.) College,
JHANSI-284001, (U.P.) INDIA
*Corresponding Author Email: akscks@rediffmail.com
A new cestode, Pseudolytocestus jagdishii n.sp. is described here from the intestine of fresh water catfishes, Heteropneustes fossilis at Muhana, District Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh, India. After morphological study of worm we reach on the conclusion that present species differs from all known species of genus Pseudolytocestus in the presence of larger worms, short neck, internal seminal vesicle, larger ovary lobes with equal wings and other characters.

Key words : Capingentidae, Jalaun, Muhana, Heteropneustes.
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