A redescription of Senga armatusae (Hiware, 1999) (Cestoda: Phychobothride) from freshwater teleost Mastacembelus armatus in Mula dam reservoir (Maharashtra) India

Tambe DS       

Abstract

The present study deals with a redescription of Senga armatusae from Fresh Water fish Mastcembelus armatus in Mula dam reservoir (M.S.) during June 2013 to July 2015.  Alimentary canal of the fishes was removed, cut open in normal saline water in petridish. the Cestode parasites were preserved in 4 % formalin; Borax carmine and Haematoxylin stain were used for staining of parasites. The worms were passed through various alcoholic grades, cleared in xylen and mounted in DPX. The present form having many closely resembling characters such as scolex is medium in size and triangular, the scolex bears bothria, hooks are 32- 40 in number, mature proglottids are broader than long, testes are 190 – 200 in number, Cirrus pouch is oval shaped, ovary is transversely elongated; bilobed with irregular margin placed near the posterior margin of the proglottids, Vitellaria are follicular in 3-4 rows. Gravid segments are five to six times broader than length. Except few known as additional characters as in the number of testes, shape of testes and rows of vitellaria.


MS Received Date:   2016-04-17  MS Accepted Date:  2016-06-28  MS Published Date:  2016-07-03
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Tambe DS "A redescription of Senga armatusae (Hiware, 1999) (Cestoda: Phychobothride) from freshwater teleost Mastacembelus armatus in Mula dam reservoir (Maharashtra) India" Journal of Zoology Studies 3.3 (2016): 32-36.
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Tambe, DS. (2016). A redescription of Senga armatusae (Hiware, 1999) (Cestoda: Phychobothride) from freshwater teleost Mastacembelus armatus in Mula dam reservoir (Maharashtra) India. Journal of Zoology Studies, 3(3), 32-36.
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Tambe DS. A redescription of Senga armatusae (Hiware, 1999) (Cestoda: Phychobothride) from freshwater teleost Mastacembelus armatus in Mula dam reservoir (Maharashtra) India. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2016; 3(3): 32-36.
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