Dirhynchocystis indica (Apicomplexa, Rhyncho-cystinae) , a new gregarine species from the earthworm Lampito mauritii (Annelida, Oligochaeta) in India

Bandyopadhyay, P., K.; Mitra, A.-Kumar

PROTISTOLOGY 4(3): 207-211

2006


Accession: 012962536

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Abstract
Dirhynchocystis indica, a new gregarine species from the earthworm Lampito mauritii (Annelida, Oligochaeta) from West Bengal, India, is described. Mature trophozoit has an elliptical body with two unequal elongate trunks, one at each pole. The short trunk has a rounded apex, and the long trunk is bluntly pointed. Gametocyst is spheroidal. Nucleus is spheroidal to ellipsoidal in shape, situated generally near one of the poles. Oocysts biconical.