Proceedings of the Zoological Society

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 118–121 | Cite as

Wenyonia sanyali sp.n. (Platyhelminthes: Cestoidea) from Chilloscyllium griseum (Bamboo Shark) in West Bengal, India

  • Suranjana BanerjeeEmail author
  • Buddhadeb Manna
Research Article


The genus Wenyonia Woodland, 1923 contains 7 valid species. In this paper Wenyonia sanyali sp.n. is described and illustrated from the intestine of Chilloscyllium griseum (bamboo shark) from West Bengal, India. The species is characterized by an undifferentiated scolex, without grooves, furrows and bothria; absence of neck and 14–40 testes in apical region that differentiates it from the rest of the described species in the genus.


Chilloscyllium griseum Wenyonia sanyali sp.n West Bengal (India) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Parasitilogy Research Unit, Department of ZoologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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