New species of Prosotocus (Digenea; Pleurogenidae) and other helminths in Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Punjab, India

Acta Parasitol. 2015 Sep;60(3):494-9. doi: 10.1515/ap-2015-0070.


Prosotocus punjabensis sp. nov. (Digenea, Pleurogenidae) from the intestine of the water skipper, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae), from Punjab, India is described and illustrated. Prosotocus punjabensis sp. nov. is the 13th Oriental species assigned to the genus and is separated from its congeners based upon the morphology of the vitellaria and cecal terminations. In addition, E. cyanophlyctis was found to harbour three species of Nematoda, Aplectana macintoshii, Cosmocerca kalesari and an unidentified species assigned to Cosmocerca.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anura / parasitology*
  • Helminthiasis / parasitology
  • Helminthiasis, Animal / parasitology*
  • Helminths / anatomy & histology
  • Helminths / classification*
  • Helminths / isolation & purification*
  • India
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / parasitology
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / veterinary*
  • Microscopy

Supplementary concepts

  • Intestinal helminthiasis