An ecological analysis of acanthocephalan parasites of Channa punctatus of river Gomti, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sanjeev Kumar Verma, Sita Yadav, AM Saxena
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 infectionin Channa punctatus of river Gomti, Lucknow during January 2015 to December 2015.