Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2016)
A new species of genus Centrorhynchus fahmidae (Acanthocephalan: Centrorhynchidae) in common myna Acridotheres tristis (Passeriformes: Sturnidae) of district Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan
Author(s): Bakhtawar Soomro, Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Ghachal, Dr. Yousuf Shaikh, Dr. Naeem Narejo
Abstract: During current studies on helminth parasites of different feeding habits, 5 acanthocephalan (5 (♂♂) recovered, (♀♀) not recovered) belonging to the genus Centrorhynchus Luhe, 1911  were recovered, from the intestine of Common myna (Acridotheres tristIs) (Passeriformes: Sturnidae) of District Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan. On the basis of different diagnostic characteristics including body shape, size, proboscis size, number of longitudinal rows of hooks, number of hooks per row, a new species Centrorhynchus fahmidae is proposed. The name of new species is dedicated in the name of my honourable most loving mother Mst. Fahmida Soomro as first author.