A new species of dicyemid mesozoan,Dicyemennea coromandelensis n.sp. from the renal appendages ofSepia elliptica Hoyle is described. This is the first report of a dicyemid mesozoan parasite from this molluscan host and the first from the Coromandel coast. The morphology of the nematogens, rhombogens and vermiform embryos is described and the systematic position of the new species is discussed.
Dicyemennea coromandelensisSepia elliptica Hoyle
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