FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2020 Vol.26 No.1 PP 134-140
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v26i1pp134-140
Description of Aplectana sriniketanensis sp. nov. (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) from Hoplobatrachus crassus (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Birbhum District, West Bengal, India
Sujan Kumar Sou * and Siddharthasankar Banerjee 1
Department of Zoology,
Kulti College, KULTI,
PASCHIM BARDHAMAN-713343, (W.B.) INDIA
1Department of Zoology
Burdwan Raj College Post- RAJBATI,
Distt- PURBA BARDHAMAN-713104 (WB) INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : sujan.sou@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Aplectana sriniketanensis sp. nov. (Nematoda, Cosmocercidae) was collected from the rectum of Hoplobatrachus crassus from Illambazar town, Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. The males are characterized by presence of twenty pairs of caudal papillae of which five pairs are pre-anal, two pairs adanal and thirteen pairs postanal in position. Spicules are equal, 0.18×Ù0.20 long, well-sclerotized and non-alate with sharply pointed distal end and bluntly rounded proximal end. Gubernaculum is absent. Aplectana sriniketanensis sp. nov. represents 57th species assigned to the genus, 5th from India and 6th from the Indian subcontinent.

Key words : Aplectana sriniketanensis sp. nov; Frogs; Hoplobatrachus crassus; West Bengal.
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