Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 189–197 | Cite as

A new species of the genus Goezia Zeder, 1800 (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from the fish, Mastacembelus armatus (Lacep.) from West Bengal, India

  • N. C. De
  • J. Dey


Goezia moraveci n. sp. is described from light microscope and scanning electron microscope studies of the specimens recovered from the freshwater fish Mastacembelus armatus from West Bengal, India. G. moraveci differs from other species of the genus in having a small body size, the excretory pore posterior to the level of the nerve-ring, a very short, wide intestinal caecum and a long ventricular appendage (ratio 1: 6–15), a different number and arrangement of caudal papillae, and cuticular spines surrounding the bases of the caudal papillae. This represents the first species of the genus from a piscine host in India.


Electron Microscope Scanning Electron Microscope Body Size Light Microscope Microscope Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. De
    • 1
  • J. Dey
    • 1
  1. 1.Helminthology Laboratory, Zoology DepartmentKalyani UniversityKalyaniIndia

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