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Title: New host records of Nerocila poruvae (Isopoda: Cymothoidae) from the Northern part of the east coast of India and first report of a fish - Ablennes hians (Valenciennes, 1846) from West Bengal coast
Authors: Ray, D
Mitra, S
Balakrishnan, S
Mohapatra, Anil
Keywords: Cymothoidae;Ecto-parasite;Odisha;Prevalence;West Bengal
Issue Date: Aug-2020
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The Cymothoid parasitic isopod Nerocila poruvae and host fishes were collected from Northern east coast of India (West Bengal and Odisha) and reported for the first time parasitizing on five new host species such as, Siganus canaliculatus, Setapinna taty, Ablennes hians, Pampus argentus and Rhynchorhamphus georgii. The fish host Ablennes hians is reported for the first time from West Bengal coast. Number of infested fish, percentage of prevalence, numbers of parasites and their average was calculated and reported. Further, the attachments sites of parasites on host body were also recorded.
Page(s): 1447-1451
ISSN: 2582-6727 (Online); 2582-6506 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.49(08) [August 2020]

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