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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part D

Prevalence, intensity and mean abundance of Digenean parasites of the water skipper, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae) of the south Western Ghats


Author(s): K Shinad and PK Prasadan

Abstract: Five species of Digenean parasites, Diplodiscus cyanophlycti, Pleurogenoides cyanophlyctis, Pleurogenoides euphlyctis, Pleurogenoides wayanadensis and Pleurogenoides orientalis of the frog, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae) from the Wayanad region of the South Western Ghats are reported in this paper. Multiple infections were also recorded during the study. Prevalence of infection of D. cyanophlycti, P. cyanophlycti, P. euphlycti, P. wayanadensis and P. orientalis were 8%, 16%, 10%, 6% and 2% respectively, the intensity of infection were 1.5, 5.2, 6.1, 9.5 and 4.5 respectively and the mean abundance were 0.12, 0.83, 0.61, 0.57 and 0.09 respectively. Mean abundance is an indication of the dispersion of parasites among hosts. Mean abundance and prevalence are at maximum level in the case of P. cyanophlycti infection.

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K Shinad, PK Prasadan. Prevalence, intensity and mean abundance of Digenean parasites of the water skipper, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae) of the south Western Ghats. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):278-284.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies