International Journal of Biology Research

International Journal of Biology Research


ISSN: 2455-6548

Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)

Record of new host, site of infection and locality of two Myxobolus infecting freshwater fishes in Ranjit Sagar wetland of Punjab (India)

Author(s): Aditya Gupta, Harpreet Kaur, Anu Katoch
Abstract: In a study conducted from July, 2014 to August, 2015 on the myxosporean infections in freshwater fishes of Ranjit Sagar Wetland (Punjab), many species belonging to the genus Myxobolus were recorded. In this paper, new host, new site of infection and new locality of two myxobolid species viz., Myxobolus saugati Kaur and Singh, 2011 and M. stomum Ali et al., 2003 has been described along with their prevalence. Gill plasmodium index (GPI) and scale plasmodium index (SPI) have been also provided to measure the intensity of the infection. Morphometric variations recorded in the study have been given as remarks.
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