Zenith Ng.* & R. K. Gambhir
Department of Life Sciences, Parasitology Section, Manipur University, Canchipur, 795003
Received 23rd December, 2009; Revised 20th February, 2010
Abstract : Investigation on helminth parasites in the cat fishes of Manipur during the period from September, 2007 to August, 2009 revealed the occurrence of a new species of trematode belonging to the genus Dollfustrema Eckmann, 1934. The present species differs from all the earlier known species in possessing the characters like rhynchus with a faint single row of spines, different body dimensions such as shorter pharynx, larger testes and ovary, a larger cirrus sac, etc. The species has been named after its host i.e., Glyptothorax granulus.