Prevalence of Subulura suctoria (Molin, 1860) nematode from jungle babbler, Turdoides striata at Sindh, Pakistan
Hakim Ali Sahito, Wali Muhammad Mangrio, Tasneem Kousar, Zafar Hussain Shah and Tanveer Ahmed Sohu
The helminthological survey was conducted on Jungle babbler; Turdoides striata of Sindh-Pakistan during, 2014-15. Therefore; the total (n=25) specimens were collected from (n=8) hosts belonging to the genus; Subulura Molin, 1860 were recovered from the large intestine of the host. Present specimen found different from its congress, but having closely resemblance with Subulura suctoria, 1860 having stout and medium sized body. Mouth comprised over three sclerotized pharyngeal teeth and in bulb cuticular alae were present whereas; the spicules were in alate position and unequal with longitudinal suckers possess chitinous rim. Five pairs of post-clocal, four pairs pre-clocal and one pair of para-clocal caudal papillae were also present and the vulva situated at anterior distance. The eggs rounded in position, oval and tail pointed were also observed. The high prevalence of infection was found in the month of May during summer season when compared with February month in winter season with the significant difference (P<0.05) among the prevalence of helminth parasite in Jungle babbler birds. This kind of research study was taken first time over the helminth parasite therefore; it is suggested that, the other passeriformes for the presence of helminth parasites with systematic study should be investigated.
Hakim Ali Sahito, Wali Muhammad Mangrio, Tasneem Kousar, Zafar Hussain Shah, Tanveer Ahmed Sohu. Prevalence of Subulura suctoria (Molin, 1860) nematode from jungle babbler, Turdoides striata at Sindh, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(5):950-955.