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On a new Caryophyllaeid Pseudolytocestus assamensis n. sp. from the intestine of Mystus bleekeri (Day) from Chatla Haor, Silchar, Assam

Huidrom Puinyabatia*, Maibam Shomorendraa & Devashish Karb
aFish disease Research Lab, Department of Zoology, Thambal Marik College, Oinam-795134, Manipur
bDivision of Wetlands, Fishery Science and Aquaculture, Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam
(Central) University, Silchar-11, India

Received 18th June, 2013; Revised 21st July, 2013

Abstract : The present paper deals with a new Caryophyllaeid species of genus Pseudolytocestus Hunter, 1929. It differs from all the known species of this genus in having vitellaria smaller than testes, cortical ovarian lobes, operculated eggs, in the presence of shell gland and in the extension of vitellaria. The present report is a new host record for the said genus.

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