Journal of Applied and Natural Science 6 (2): 426-429 (2014)
Helminth infection in Anabas testudineus of three wetlands of Goalpara, Assam..
Dimple Das* and M. M. Goswami
Department of Zoology, Guwahati University, Guwahati-14 (Assam), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : Anabas testudineus (Bloch) is a popular eatable
fresh water fish. The fishes infested with helmnthic infection may be died off
and the production may be decreased. Besides, the parasites could pass through
man and other animals. The occurrence of parasites and their prevalence and
intensity in the fish was studied from March, 2012 to February, 2013 in Hasila,
Kumri and Urpad wetlands of Goalpara district of Assam. Three trematodes and six
nematodes were collected from 309 out of 547 host fish. The trematodes were
identified as Asymphylodora kedarai, Brahamputratrema sp., Neopodocotyl sp.
and the nematodes were Camallanus anabantis, C.trichuris,
C.intestinalus, Onchocamallanus sp., Parascarophis sp, and Cosmoxynemoid nandusi.
Keywords : Anabas testudineus, Goalpara, Hasila, Helminth,