A digenic trematode infection in the Edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston)

Samuel, D (1976) A digenic trematode infection in the Edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 23 (1&2). pp. 153-159.

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Abstract

The cercaria of Bucephalopsis haimeanus (Lacaze-Duthiere), a digenic trematode, parasitic on the edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston) from Karapad oyster farm at Tuticorin is reported. The cercaria belongs to Gasterostome type having forked caudal rami. The morphology of the parasite is described, and the effect of parasitism, namely, sterility and change in flesh weight in the oyster is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Edible oyster; Crassostrea madrasensis
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:970
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:10 Jun 2010 15:52
Last Modified:10 Jun 2010 15:52

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