Prevalence of myxosporean parasites in mullets of Cochin backwaters.

Babu, Ch. Kiran (2001) Prevalence of myxosporean parasites in mullets of Cochin backwaters. Masters thesis, Central Institute of Fisheries Education.

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    Abstract

    Prevalence of myxosporean parasites in mullets of Cochin backwaters was studied. Out of 110 fishes examined 40 (36,4%) fishes showed infection with myxosporeans. Seven species of myxosporeans, all belonging to the genus Myxobolus were recovered. Their prevalence varied from 1.8% to 16.4% individually. The intensity of infection in fishes ranged from 1 to 100. All the 7 species observed were found to be site/organ specific. No apparent pathological changes were observed on gross examination. Infection with myxosporean parasites was observed in gill rakers and pharyngeal region of mullets for the first time. Multiple infection was observed in 11 out of 110 (10%) fishes examined, Though heavy infections were observed in some cases, the fishes were apparently healthy.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Myxosporean parasites; Mullets; Cochin backwaters
    Subjects: Dissertations
    Demersal Fishes > Mullet
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Mr Rakesh
    Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 06:35
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 04:17
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11075

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