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
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Proteocephalus southwelli sp. n. Aorichthys seenghala West Bengal India 

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Acknowledgements

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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