IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 11, November 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The present communication deals with Senga maharashtrii n.sp. collected from Mastacembellus armatus, a fresh water fish from Chandrabhaga River at Daryapur, district Amravati, Maharashtra. Four mature worms of the cestode were collected form a freshwater fish, Mastacembellus armatus Cuv. and Val. The scolex is oval in shape, highly muscular broader posteriorly, narrow anteriorly and measures 0.63 x 0.372 – 0.513 in length and breadth. It bears two oval bothria, broader posteriorly, narrow anteriorly and which extend up to the posterior and of the scolex. The bothridium is thickened at the margin and measures 0.419 x 0.01 – 0.199 in length and breadth. The worm is fully described in this paper.