Protistology 3 (4) 223–225 (2004)
A new coccidium Eimeria sundarbanensis n. sp. (Protozoa: Apicomplexa: Sporozoea) from Capra hircus (Mammalia: Artiodactyla)
Probir K. Bandyopadhyay
Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India
The communication deals with a new coccidian parasite Eimeria sundarbanensis sp. n. from the faecal sample of farm-reared goat Capra hircus from Sundarban, West Bengal, India. The oocysts are pyriform, measuring 28.0-28.6 μm in length and 20.2-20.6 μm in width. The sporocysts are egg-shaped, 12.7-13.0 μm in length and 10.1-10.4 μm in width. The sporozoites are sickle-shaped, lying lengthwise head to tail inside the sporocyst.
Key words: Coccidia, parasite, goat, Eimeria sundarbanensis sp. n.
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