Proteocephalus southwelli sp. n. (Platyhelminthes: Cestoidea) from a Freshwater Fish, Aorichthys seenghala in West Bengal, India, with a Review of the Genus

  • Suranjana Banerjee
  • Buddhadeb Manna
  • A. K. Sanyal
Research Article


The genus Proteocephalus Weinland, 1858 contains 31 valid species. In this paper Proteocephalus southwelli sp. n., obtained from the intestine of a freshwater fish Aorichthys seenghala in West Bengal, India, is described. The species is characterized by a triangular scolex, presence of fifth apical sucker measuring 0.09 × 0.10 mm, 45–50 numbers of testes and uterus with median stem, branching into 20–25 lateral diverticulae.


Proteocephalus southwelli sp. n. Aorichthys seenghala West Bengal India 



The authors are thankful to the Director, Zoological Survey of India for providing necessary facilities during the course of the work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suranjana Banerjee
    • 1
  • Buddhadeb Manna
    • 2
  • A. K. Sanyal
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Parasitilogy Research Unit, Department of ZoologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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