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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part G

Histopathological alterations and distribution of Adenoscolex oreini in intestines and their seasonal rate of infestation in three freshwater fishes of Kashmir


Author(s): Asifa Wali, Masood-ul Hassan Balkhi, MM Darzi, Rafia maqbool, Feroz Shah, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and Najimaana Wani

Abstract: On examination of 444 Schizothorax spp. revealed 144 (32.43%) were found to be infected with the A. oreini. Out of 224 spp. examined from the Dal Lake 71 (31.69%) were found infected with A. oreini. Host-wise distribution of the parasite was significantly varied (p<0.01) which showed S. niger (31.57%), S. esocinus (28.57%) and S. curvifrons (35.21%). Out of 220 spp. examined from River Jhelum 73 (33.18%) were infected with A. oreini which included S. niger (28.94%), S. esocinus (32.87%) and S. curvifrons (38.02%). All the three parasites showed higher prevalence during summer and least during winter. Overall the mean intensity of the cestodes was higher in River Jhelum. The parasitic infections were prevalent more in male compared to females. A. oreini showed positive correlation with pH of water. The presence of the parasites had reduced the condition coefficient of the infected fishes in both the water bodies. Histopathologically, parasite induced various intensities of enteritis coupled with hyperplastic goblet cells with increased acid mucopolysaccharide concentrations.

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Asifa Wali, Masood-ul Hassan Balkhi, MM Darzi, Rafia maqbool, Feroz Shah, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and Najimaana Wani. Histopathological alterations and distribution of Adenoscolex oreini in intestines and their seasonal rate of infestation in three freshwater fishes of Kashmir. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(3): 532-537.
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