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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part E

Clinostomum cupani n. sp. metacercaria infecting the freshwater fish, Pseudosphromenus cupanus from the Western Ghats, Wayanad region, India


Author(s): PK Prasadan and Sherin Chacko

Abstract: Clinostomum cupani n. sp. (Digenea, Clinostomidae) from the operculum and body cavity of the freshwater fish Pseudosphromenus cupanus collected from water bodies in the Wayanad region of the Western Ghats is described and illustrated. C. cupani n. sp. is new to the genus and is separated from its congeners on the basis of differences in morphology and morphometry. Detailed comparison of the present species with C. complanatum Rudolphi, 1814 and C. marginatum Rudolphi, 1819 ismade in this study. C. cupani n. sp. differs from all other species of Clinostomum Leidy, 1856 in the shape of its uterus and the presence of pigmented eyespots. It is named after the host P. cupanus. The prevalence of infection of C. cupani n. sp. is 50%, the intensity of infection is 12.33 and the mean abundance is 6.16.

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How to cite this article:
PK Prasadan, Sherin Chacko. Clinostomum cupani n. sp. metacercaria infecting the freshwater fish, Pseudosphromenus cupanus from the Western Ghats, Wayanad region, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):334-338.
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