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Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 93, Issue 7, pp 639–654 | Cite as

Four new species of mesozoan parasites (Mesozoa: Dicyemidae) from cephalopods of Bay of Bengal

  • C Kalavati
  • C C Narasimhamurti
  • T Suseela
Article

Abstract

Four new species of mesozoansviz Dicyema ganapatii n.sp. from the renal appendages ofSepia elliptica Hoyle,Dicyema madrasensis n.sp. andDicyema octopusi n.sp. from the renal appendages of Octopus sp., andDicyema nouveli n.sp. from the renal appendages ofLoligo duvauceli d’ Orbigny are described. All the hosts were collected from different localities on the east coast of India.

Keywords

Mesozoan parasites cephalopods 
ABG

Alcian blue granules

AC

Axial cell

AccN

Accessory nuclei

ACM

Axial cell nucleus

Ag

Acidophilic granules

AgB

Agametoblasts

AXB

Axoblasts

Ca

Capsule cell

EoG

Eosinophile granules

FI

Flask-shaped invaginations

I

Infusorigens

IL

Infusoriform larvae

M

Metapolars

P

Propolars

Pp

Parapolars

Rb

Refringent bodies

Rg

Refringent granules

UC

Urn cells

VC

Verruciform cells

VL

Veriniform larvae

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C Kalavati
    • 1
  • C C Narasimhamurti
    • 1
  • T Suseela
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyAndhra UniversityWaltairIndia

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