International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

A new species Stilesia deshmukhi (Eucestoda: Thysanomidae) fuhrmann, 1907 from Pune district M.S. India


Kishor D Pendharkar

Cestode parasites are the endoparasites in the intestine of the host, they live anaerobically, grow and reproduce in the intestine. The gravid proglottids are dispersed out of the host body during the process of defecation. These parasites affecting the health of host and lead to malnutrition and various diseases. Though non-pathogenic infection, it causes marked economic loss. Stilesia a tapeworm parasite having sheep, goats, other livestock as a host. The worm under discussion deals with description of new species of genus Stilesia (Railliet, 1893) from Capra hircus and Ovis arias as a type species. The present form agrees all the characters of the genus Stilesia and differs from all known species.

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Kishor D Pendharkar. A new species Stilesia deshmukhi (Eucestoda: Thysanomidae) fuhrmann, 1907 from Pune district M.S. India. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 08-11
International Journal of Zoology Studies