Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
An ecological analysis of acanthocephalan parasites of Channa punctatus of river Gomti, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Author(s): Sanjeev Kumar Verma, Sita Yadav, AM Saxena
Abstract: Freshwater fish Channa punctatus is the common shelter for various species of helminth parasites, abundantly found in river Gomti, Lucknow. Helminth group is one of the major group of fish parasites about 20,000 to 30,000 helminth species have been reported worldwide. Infection of these parasites may result in poor growth, postpone sexual maturity and mortality of fishes, cause human and animal diseases. In this paper, we have reported the annual fluctuation in prevalence, mean intensity and relative density pattern of the Acanthocephalan parasites infection in Channa punctatus of river Gomti, Lucknow during January 2015 to December 2015.