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Polylabris bengalensis sp. nov. (Monogenea, Microcotylidae) from siganid fishes of the Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal, India

Bade Sailaja and Rokkam Madhavi
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


A new species Polylabris bengalensis (Monogenea, Microcotylidae) is described from the gills of the siganid fishes, Siganus javus and S. oramin from the coast of Visakhapatnam, Bay of Bengal, India. It most closely resembles P. mamaevi but differs in having unequal caeca terminating at different levels in the haptor, in the follicular testis forming a compact mass, in the presence of a thick layer of concentric muscles surrounding the genital atrium and in the terminal part of the male copulatory organ not recurved. The validity of various species of Polylabris recorded from siganids from different geographical regions is discussed.

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