New host and locality record for the digenean parasite, Paracephalogonimus minutus Mehra, 1937 (Digenea: Cephalogonimidae) in Hoplobatrachus tigerinus of YSR Kadapa District, AP

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Authors :

Mannela Hemalatha, Srinivasa kalyan C and Anu prasanna Vankara*

Author Address :

Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, YSR Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India-5160052
*For correspondence E-mail: dr.anu@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in

Abstract :

During an inventory of helminth parasites of amphibians from several localities of YSR Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, a digenean parasite, Paracephalogonimus minutus Mehra, 1937 was recovered from the intestine of the host, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus of YSR Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. This parasite is reported exclusively from turtles and in the present study it is first recorded in Hoplobatrachus tigerinus from YSR Kadapa region and hence, new host and locality record for the parasite was established. The morphological and diagnostic characteristics of Paracephalogonimus minutus Mehra, 1937 was studied by means of light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy.

Keywords :

Digenea, Paracephalogonimus minutus, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, YSR Kadapa

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Article Info :

Received : August 23, 2018; Accepted : October 29, 2018.

 

   

 

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