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Cosmocerca bengalensis sp. nov. (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) in Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1803) (Amphibia, Anura, Dicroglossidae) from West Bengal, India

  • Sujan K. Sou EMAIL logo , Kanchan K. Sow and Anadi P. Nandi
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


Cosmocerca bengalensis sp. nov. (Ascaridida, Cosmocercidae) recovered from the rectum of an Indian bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1803), collected from Hetampur town in Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, is described and illustrated. This species is similar to C. acanthurum, C. banyulensis, C. cruzi, C. japonica, C. kalesari, C. microhylae, C. novaeguineae, C. ornata, C. paraguayensis, C. parva, C. podicipinus and C. travassosi in having 5 pairs of plectanes supporting preanal papillae but differs from these species by general morphometry, absence of somatic papillae in females, absence of gubernaculum and having only one pair of adanal papillae in males and one pair postanal papillae in females except C. microhylae. Present parasites differ from C. microhylae by absence of gubernaculum and general morphometry. Cosmocerca bengalensis sp. nov. represents the thirtheith species assigned to the genus, seventh from Oriental region and fifth species from India.

  1. Conflict of interest statement. The authors declare no conflict of interest.


Thankful acknowledgement is due to the University of Burdwan for giving us laboratory facilities. The authors are thankful to Charles R. Bursey, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University for providing us updated research articles. The authors thankfully acknowledge the Amphibia Section, Herpetology Division, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata for identification of host.


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Received: 2018-04-10
Revised: 2018-07-16
Accepted: 2018-07-19
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

© 2018 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS

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