Platyhelminthes Section

Section: Platyhelminthes


Platyhelminthes section deals with Phylum Platyhelminthes or flatworms which include the planarians, flukes and tapeworms. It is mainly working on the following groups of organisms: Trematode, Cestode and Monogenean parasites of Vertebrates and Acanthocephala. More than 41 programmes have been handled by the section and completed the database of 18 States and UTs. Database on Platyhelminthes species of 5 Biogeographic zones have been completed so far and work on different State fauna, Biogeographic zone and Wildlife sanctuaries is under progress.The section has total holdings of 23685 including 456 Type Collections.

 Astiotrema heteropneustusi Verma, 1973


AstiotremaheteropneustusiVerma, 1973


Shri Shuvajit Chakrabarti

Officer-in-Charge & Scientist - B

M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700053

West Bengal, India

Ph.: 9830243470



Sectional Strength

Mrs. Anindita Ghosh, Assistant Zoologist (Platyhelminthes)

Dr. Suman Das, Senior Zoological Assistant (Platyhelminthes and Acanthocephala)

Ms. Upasana Bhattacharya, Senior Zoological Assistant (Platyhelminthes)

Mr. Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Field Assistant

Mrs. Rumpa Paul, Multi-Tasking Staff