International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

Volume 1, Issue 6, 2014

 

Effect of Copepoda parasites Caligus longipedis (Bassett-Smith in 1898) infection in marine ornamental fish Amphiprion percula and Amphiprion clarkii

 

Author(s): R. Ganeshamurthy, M. Mohan Raj, V. Sadeesh Kumar, N. Veerappan

Abstract: Marine ornamental fish culture is an important source of income in costal communities in India.  However, the every year Marine ornamental fish culture industry has suffers many serious disease outbreaks, including some due to pathogenic parasites. In the present study examined Caligus genus isolated from cultured two marine ornamental fish larval Amphiprion percula and Amphiprion clarkii. One Caligus species, Caligus longipedis were found on the skin surface of the fish larva.

Fig: Caligus longipedis infected Amphiprion percula larval

Fig: Caligus longipedis infected Amphiprion percula larval

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