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A new acanthocephalan parasite of the genus Acanthocephalus Koelreuthjer, 1771 from intestine of Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) from Awangsoi Lake, Bishnupur, Manipur

H.Puinyabatia, Th.Ranibalaa, M.Shomorendrab* & Devashish Karc
aDivision of Wetlands, Fishery Science and Aquaculture
*bFish Disease Research Lab, Deptt. of Zoology, Thambal Marik College, Oinam-795134, Manipur
cDeptt. of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam (Central) Univ., Silchar-11, Assam, India

Received 20th September, 2012; Revised 24th November, 2012

Abstract : A new species Acanthocephalus heteropneustii n.sp. has been described from the intestine of Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) from Awangsoi Lake, Manipur. The authors have reasons to consider the acanthocephalan to be new. The acanthocephala falls under the family Echinorhynchideae vide Yamaguti (1963)12
Keywords: Acanthocephalus heteropneustii n.sp., Heteropneustes fossilis, Awangsoi Lake, Manipur.


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