Morphotaxonomic Cladistic Analysis of Rare Cestode Parasites from the Prayagraj Region (U.P.), India
Amarjeet Singh1, Aditya Narayan2, Sarvjeet Singh3

1Amar Jeet Singh, Research Scholar, Department of Zoology, Institute of Basic Science, Bundelkhand University Campus, Jhansi (U.P.), India.
2Aditya Narayan, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Institute of Basic Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (U.P.), India.
3Sarvjeet Singh, Research Scholar (NST), Department of NST, Science Block DTU, New Delhi, India.
Manuscript received on February 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on February 12, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 20, 2020. | PP: 16-19 | Volume-2 Issue-10, February 2020. | Retrieval Number:  K01610221020/2020©LSP | DOI: 10.35940/ijbsac.K0161.0221020
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Abstract: The present study has been conducted to investigate taxonomic aspects of the piscian cestode focusing on its morphological characters. freshwater catfish Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) were collected from sampling stations and examined for tapeworm parasites. Six tapeworm parasites were found from its Intestine. The morphological study of cestode indicates that parasitic diversity is available in the Ganga river at Prayagraj (U.P.) region. Morphotaxonomic characters were examined as – H, butterfly-shaped ovary, vitelline follicle – cortical.
Keywords: Morphology, Morphotaxonomic, tapeworm, Cestode, Ganga River, Prayagraj (Allahabad).