Digenetic trematodes of marine fishes. On three new species of the genus Allopodocotyle Pritchard, 1966 from marine fishes of Puri, Orissa
Gupta, V.; Ahamad, J.
Indian Journal of Helminthology 28(1): 68-75
Allopodocotyle upeneusi n.sp. from the intestine of Upeneus macronemus from Puri, Orissa, India, differs from all species of the genus except A. atzi, A. pedicellata, A. serrani and A. plectropomi in having a protuberant ventral sucker. It differs from the first 2 in that the cirrus sac extends beyond the ventral sucker and from the last 2 in that the testes are tandem, the vitellaria are not densely packed anterior to the ovary and in the extent of the vitellaria. A. lutianusi n.sp. from the intestine of Lutjanus rivulatus in Puri most resembles A. mecopera and A. epinepheli but differs from both in the extension of the vitellaria from the posterior margin of the acetabulum to the hind end of the body, in that the genital pore is anterior to the ventral sucker rather than beside the intestinal bifurcation, and in having widely separated ovary and testes. A. yamagutii n.sp. from the intestine of Therapon theraps at Puri most resembles A. mecopera, A. epinepheli and A. lutianusi but differs in the extent of the vitellaria and in the genital pore being at the level of the pharynx instead of at the level of the intestinal bifurcation or just anterior to the acetabulum.