New Tylocephalum shindei (Cestoda:Lecanicephalidae) from Rhynchobatus djeddensis at Bhate in Maharashtra, India
Lazarus Lanka 1*, Rajshekar Hippargi
The present paper deals with the description of new a species, under the genus Tylocephalum Linton, 1890,as Tylocephalum shindei n.sp. ,which is having scolex large, globular, divided into anterior & posterior region having 4 circular suckers. The neck is short & wide; mature segments are longer than broad. Testes are medium in size, round, pre-ovarian, anterior to cirrus pouch. Cirrus pouch is large in size, oval, vas deferens is short & thin; ovary is large , quadrangular, bilobed, numerous acini. Vagina is a wide tube, ootype is large, round in shape, post-ovarian; genital pores are regularly alternate, big in size, oval in shape. Uterus is saccular, vitellaria are granular.