On a new gastrocotylid trematode, Engraulicola forcipopenis gen. Et sp. Nov. On white-bait, from southern India

George, K C (1960) On a new gastrocotylid trematode, Engraulicola forcipopenis gen. Et sp. Nov. On white-bait, from southern India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 2 (2). pp. 208-215.

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Abstract

Five specimens of the monogenetic trematode described in this paper were obtained in the last quarter of 1953, at Trivandrum, from the gills of Anchoviella bataviensis (Hardenberg). The following description is based on the study of borax carmine stained balsam mounts of these specimens, regarded as a type s.eries. Two of them (Fig. 1 D & E) demonstrate only the extreme shortening and bulging of the body resulting from intense contraction of these highly muscular worms, while the others are moderately extended. The reproductive organs have been chiefly studied in A, probably a somewhat younger worm, since they are. less obscured by vitellaria, and there are fewer clamps than in B & C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anchoviella bataviensis; gastrocotylid trematode; Engraulicola forcipopenis; white-bait
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Pathology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2010 05:16
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1404

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