Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 71–75

Paracapillaria xenentodoni n. sp. (Nematoda: Trichuroidea) from the fishXenentodon cancila (Hamilton) from West Bengal, India

  • N. C. De
  • R. N. Maity

DOI: 10.1007/BF02185668

Cite this article as:
De, N.C. & Maity, R.N. Syst Parasitol (1994) 27: 71. doi:10.1007/BF02185668


A new nematode,Paracapillaria xenentodoni n. sp. is described based on light microscope studies of the worms recovered from the migratory fishXenentodon cancila (Hamilton) from the Hooghly estuary at Kalyani, West Bengal, India. The worms are characterised by relatively large body size, the structure of the male caudal extremity (the presence of two wide, lobe-like, dorso-lateral caudal projections), the large size of the spicule (0.236–0.374 mm), the transversely wrinkled but non-spiny spicular sheath, the structure of the stichosome (30–40 stichocytes present), the slightly elevated anterior vulval lip, and the size (0.040–0.049 × 0.021–0.026 mm) and structure of the eggs. This represents the first species of the genusParacapillaria from India and also from fishes of the family Belonidae (Atheriniformes).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. De
    • 1
  • R. N. Maity
    • 1
  1. 1.Helminthology Laboratory, Department of ZoologyKalyani UniversityWest BengalIndia

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