Author: U.M.S. Sanjota, N. Das., M.A. Channa and M.M. Khan

Publishing Date: 2013

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume: 31 Issue: 2


During survey of hehuinth parasites of bird little egret Egretta garzetta (Ayes: Ardeidae) of Jamshoro and Hyderabad Districts of Sindh. Pakistan: 28 (10e and 189) nematodes were collected from gizzard of 4 hosts. Specimens were first fixed in steaming 70% alcohol and later stored in glycerin-alcohol solution. Among all species of the genus Porrocaecum Railliet & Henry. 1912. present nematode has close resemblance with Porrocaecum angusticolie Molin. 1860 in all essential features and is identified as such. Molin (1860) described Porrocaecum anguslicolle from stomach of the bird Egretta alba in Ukraine. Europe while, present species is recorded from gizzard of Egretta ganena in Hyderabad. Sindh. Pakistan. Egretta gamete is the new host record for the genus Porrocaecum Railliet & Henry. 1912. However. this genus is being reported for the first time from Sindh. Pakistan.