Pathological manifestations of the acanthocephalan parasite, Tenuiproboscis sp. in the mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) (Forsskål, 1775), a candidate species for aquaculture from Southern India

Sanil, N K and Asokan, P K and John, Lijo and Vijayan, K K (2011) Pathological manifestations of the acanthocephalan parasite, Tenuiproboscis sp. in the mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) (Forsskål, 1775), a candidate species for aquaculture from Southern India. Aquaculture, 310 (3-4). pp. 259-266.

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    Abstract

    The study describes the pathological manifestations of the acanthocephalan, Tenuiproboscis sp. in the mangrove red snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, a highly valued food fish along the southwest coast of India. The fish collected from Calicut, Cochin and Kannur harboured the acanthocephalan parasite, Tenuiproboscis sp. with up to 100% prevalence. Heavy infections with the parasites were observed in the posterior region of the intestine, almost blocking the lumen. At the site of parasite attachment, the surface of the intestine appeared thickened and the mucosal epithelium showed compression and abrasion.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Red snapper; Lutjanus argentimaculatus; Tenuiprobiscis sp.; Acanthocephala; Pathology
    Subjects: Fish Diseases
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 12:27
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:40
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6846

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