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-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
ID Code:6846
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:14 Dec 2010 17:57
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 13:10

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