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MACROBOTHRIDIUM DJEDDENSIS NEW SPECIES (CESTODA:MACROBOTHRIDIIDAE) FROM RHYNCHOBATUS DJEDDENSIS FORSSKAL, 1775 FROM BAY OF BENGAL, AT DIGHA COAST, INDIA

Premendu Bikash Pramani and Buddhadeb Manna
Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, Calcutta - 700 019


Abstract
Macrobothridium djeddensis n.sp. described from the spiral intestine of Rhynchobatus djeddensis, captured at Digha coastal waters , Bay of Bengal, India. This species differs from the only known species Macrobothridium rhynchobati in combination of characters, rostellum armed with 22 hooks, 42-46 testes per proglottid and vitellaria in three to four rows.

Key words: Macrobothridium, Bay of Bengal, Digha coast, Rhynchobatus djeddensis.

 

 

 


 
 
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