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Volume 60, Issue 3


Aplectana dubrajpuri sp. nov. (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) in Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Dubrajpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India

Sujan K. Sou
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Published Online: 2015-06-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0059


Aplectana dubrajpuri sp. nov., recovered from the rectum of Indian bull frog, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, collected from Dubrajpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, is described and illustrated. This species is characterised by absence of gubernaculum and differs from other species of Aplectana which lack a gubernaculum (viz. A. akhrami, A. artigasi, A. chilensis, A. crossodactyli, A. crucifer, A. delirae, A. meridionalis, A. papillifera, A. praeputialis, A. tarija and A. vercammeni) by smaller size of males and females, absence of somatic papillae in females and number and distribution of caudal papillae in males which include 3 pairs precloacal, 1 pair adcloacal, 14 pairs postcloacal and a single unpaired small papilla on the upper lip of cloaca. Aplectana dubrajpuri sp. nov. represents 51st species assigned to the genus and 3rd from India.

Keywords : Aplectana dubrajpuri sp. nov.; frogs; Hoplobatrachus tigerinus; West Bengal; India


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About the article

Received: 2014-12-12

Revised: 2015-02-02

Accepted: 2015-03-10

Published Online: 2015-06-16

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 60, Issue 3, Pages 430–434, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0059.

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