International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

ISSN Online: 2349-4182
ISSN Print: 2349-5979

Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)

A new monogenea Hamatopeduncularia saketensis n.sp. form fresh water fish Wallago attu

Author(s): Mishra Surya Prakash
Abstract: The fresh water fish Wallago attu was collected from local market of Faizabad (Saket) and examined 32 specimens in which only five specimens were found infected with thirty five specimens of said species. The site of infection being the gill filaments of the host. The present form chiefly differs from H. arri; H. australis and H. brisbanensis in shape of haptoral anchors, transverse bar and copulatory complex. However, it differs from H. indicus and H. lucknowenesis in absence of compact tubular head organs, shape of transverse bars, shape of cirrus proper and size of eggs. Moreover, it differs from H. yogendrai and H. sohani in distribution of cephalic glands, shape of cirrus and presence of haptoral glands. The present form is therefore regarded as new species viz. H. saketensis n.sp. since it is recorded from Faizabad
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