Record of New Tapeworm, Lytocestus Alii n.sp. from Freshwater Fish Clarias batrachus, (Bleeker, 1862) at Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Sawarkar B. W.

Abstract


Nine specimens of the cestode parasites were recovered from the intestine of Clarias batrachus at Amravati, in the month of March, 1984. They were stained in Borax carmine, whole mount and histological slides of the worm were prepared for detail studies. The mature flattened specimens were long, cylindrical and measure 4.805 in length and 0.674-1.484 in breadth. Morphology and anatomy of the worm is fully discussed in this paper.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jbls.v3i1.2178

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