PARAMPHISTOMUM ALYKHANI N.SP.(TREMATODA:PARAMPHISTOMIDAE) IN GOATS OF KARACHI, SINDH, PAKISTAN

Authors

  • GUL-E- LALA Department of Zoology, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
  • NASIRA KHATOON Department of Zoology, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
  • RAFIA REHANA GHAZI VPCI, Southern Zone Agriculture Research Council, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
  • SANJOTA NIRMAL DAS Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • SAMINA WAHEED Department of Zoology, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan

Abstract

The genus Paramphistomum Fishoedar, 1901 resides in the rumen of the ruminants where they cause clinical and subclinical diseases and leading to heavy losses to the stockholders. The present species of Paramphistomum is recognized as a new species by its morphological diagnostic features and named as Paramphistomum alykhani n.sp. in having rounded body with smaller sub-terminal oral sucker and a large ventral sucker, no posterior bulb is found in esophagus, a long caeca extending from oral sucker to acetabulum. Testes rounded and ovary large. Eggs oval, measuring 0.048-0.052 by 0.039-0.044mm.

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2021-06-25

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