Prevalence of parasites in fresh water pond fishes from district D.I Khan, Pakistan

Dawar FU Khan MF Kamal R Ullah S    

Abstract

Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is the first cultured fish species in Pakistan. Due to confined water bodies in this area, ecto-parasites are a serious problem for this species. The present study aims to investigate ecto-parasites of C. Carpio in D. I. Khan, Pakistan. A number of ecto- parasites including Leach spp (Crustacea: Maxillopoda), Glochidium spp, Lernaea cyprinacea (Crustacea: Copepoda), Gyrodactylus spp. (Platyhelminthes; Monogenea), Probopyrus pandallcola, Copepds spp, and Argulus spp. were identified during three different trials. During the first trial 19 parasites, the second 11 parasites and the third 3 parasites were identified. Subsequently 20 parasites from 500g fish and 13 from 1000g fish were recorded. Hopefully, our results would provide a clue about parasitic infestation in fresh water fish species and further detailed study may require for improving fish life.


MS Received Date:   2015-04-20  MS Accepted Date:  2015-05-08  MS Published Date:  2015-05-09
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Dawar FU, Khan MF., Kamal R., Ullah S. "Prevalence of parasites in fresh water pond fishes from district D.I Khan, Pakistan" Journal of Zoology Studies 2.2 (2015): 47-50.
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Dawar, FU., Khan, MF., Kamal, R., Ullah, S. (2015). Prevalence of parasites in fresh water pond fishes from district D.I Khan, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies, 2(2), 47-50.
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Dawar FU, Khan MF, Kamal R, Ullah S. Prevalence of parasites in fresh water pond fishes from district D.I Khan, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2015; 2(2): 47-50.
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