EPISTHMIUM BILQEESAE SP.N. (ECHINOSTOMITDAE: ECHINOSTOMINAE) FROM A BIRD HOST, EGRETTA GARZETTA (LITTLE EGRET) IN JAMSHORO, SINDH, PAKISTAN

Authors

  • S. BUSHRA University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • N. DAS SANJOTA University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • R. R GHAZI Southern Zone Agricultural Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
  • A. R. Abbasi University of Sindh-Jamshoro-Pakistan

Abstract

A new species Episthmium bilqeesae (sp.n.) is described from avian host Egretta garzetta. The new species is characterised by having: different size and shape of the body, number of collar spines (24), size of esophagus, size and position of acetabulum, position of cirrus sac, size of gonads, arrangement and number of vitelline follicles, position of uterine coils and few number of eggs.

Author Biographies

S. BUSHRA, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

Department of Zoology, 

N. DAS SANJOTA, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

Department of Zoology, 

R. R GHAZI, Southern Zone Agricultural Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Vertebrate Pest Control Laboratory, 

A. R. Abbasi, University of Sindh-Jamshoro-Pakistan

Department of Fishrees

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Published

2016-06-03