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Redescription of Proteocephalus sulcatus (Klaptocz, 1906) (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a poorly known parasite of Clarotes laticeps (Pisces: Siluriformes) in the Sudan

Redescription of Proteocephalus sulcatus (Klaptocz, 1906) (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a poorly known parasite of Clarotes laticeps (Pisces: Siluriformes) in the Sudan

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Title: Redescription of Proteocephalus sulcatus (Klaptocz, 1906) (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a poorly known parasite of Clarotes laticeps (Pisces: Siluriformes) in the Sudan
Author: Mohammed, A. Yousif
Abstract: Proteocephalus sulcatus (Klaptocz, 1906), a poorly known parasite described from widehead catfish Clarotes laticeps (Rüppell) and saddled bichir Polypterus endlicheri Heckel from the White Nile in the Sudan, Africa, is redescribed on the basis of new material collected in C. laticeps caught near the typelocality. New data on the morphology of P. sulcatus are provided, based on the first scanning electron microscopical observations and histological sections. The most characteristic features of P. sulcatus are: (i) pyriform embryophore; (ii) scolex in form of a four-side truncated cone, with four suckers deeply embedded within lobes with wrinkled posterior margins; (iii) no apical organ; (iv) a low number (1-3) of mature pro glottides; (v) a high number (115-171) of testes. Clarotes laticeps is considered the only suitable host for Proteocephalus sulcatus.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19402
Date: 2016-02-24


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