A new digenetic trematode Paradiscogaster mannari n. sp. (Faustulidae) from the emperor angel fish Pomacanthus imperator from Gulf of Mannar, India
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Paradiscogaster mannari n. sp. is described from the emperor angel fish Pomacanthus imperator collected from Gulf of Mannar and maintained in the marine aquarium at CMFRI, Mandapam, India. The new species differs from other species of the genus mainly in the shape of the body, the distribution of vitelline follicles entirely in the forebody on either side of cirrus sac and in the location of testes close to posterior end of body. The various species of Paradiscogaster so far recorded is listed together with information on the hosts and geographic distribution for each species. This constitutes the first report of a digenean from the emperor angel fish.
KeywordsParadiscogaster mannari n. sp. Faustulidae Pomacanthus imperator Angel fish Gulf of Mannar
The authors would like to thank Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Cochin, for providing facilities to carry out the analysis part. Thanks are also due to Dr B. Sailaja, Department of Zoology, Andhra University, for her kind help in the preparation of the figure.
PRK Collection of parasites, preparation of slides, writing the script RS preparation of drawings, SNK Collection and identification of fish RM review of the article
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