Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Taxonomical studies of metazoan parasites of fresh water catfish Mystus species (Family: Bagridae) from two different habitats of Andhra Pradesh, India
Author(s): Satyanarayana Murthy Ch V, T Baby Ratnakumari
Abstract: Mystus species commonly known as catfish belonging to the family Bagridae is valued food fish. They are protein rich, able to breath atmospheric oxygen and hence remain alive for long periods out of water and can be sold for high prices. The present investigation on the helminth parasites from three species of Mystus namely M. vittatus, M. gulio and M cavasius collected from the Mehadrigedda stream and river Nagavali of andhrapradesh state in India. The various species recovered, monogenean Bifurcohapter indicus, digenean Haplorchoides mehrai. Nematode Spirocamallanus mysti, and an acanthocephalan Neoechinorhynchus n.sp. All the parasites have been described and illustrated.