CONSPICUUM ALYKHANI SP.N. (TREMATODA: DICROCOELIIDAE) FROM SAXICOLOIDES FULICATA IN KARACHI, SINDH, PAKISTAN
A new species Conspicuum alykhani is proposed belonging to the genus Conspicuum conspicuum (Gomes De Faria, J. 1912) Bhalerao, 1936 from the Gall bladder of the bird Saxicoloides fulicata in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.The new species is characterized by having: Body fusiform, with maximum width posterior to testes. Tegument unspined. Oral sucker smaller than ventral, ventral sucker near middle of body, distant from intestinal bifurcation, Pharynx small, well developed. Esophagus present. Intestinal bifurcation in fo re body. Caeca long, end near posterior extremity. Testes posterolateral to ventral sucker, Cirrus-sac elongate, between pharynx and intestinal bifurcation. Genital pore submedian, anterior to intestinal bifurcation, often at level of pharynx. Ovary submedian, usually just posterior to one testis, uterine coils intercaecal.Vitelline bands of medium length, beginning at the level of acetabulum ending, in posterior half of body. Excretory vesicle Y-shaped, with long stem and rudimentary arms; stem terminates well apart from ovary.