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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part F

A morphotaxonomic study of piscian cestodes of freshwater fish from the Bulandshahr region (U.P.), India


Author(s): Amar Jeet Singh, Aditya Narayan and Sarvjeet Singh

Abstract: The present experimental model of the project has been studied to specify the cladistic taxonomic description and morphological characterization of the rare piscian cestode (tapeworm) species. Freshwater fishes angled and caught by traps on the spot at selected sampling stations with the help of local fishermen and later collected for tapeworm investigations. Mature local freshwater catfish Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) [3] collected and preserved from Bulandshahr sampling stations and examined for tapeworm parasites as per experimental design. The captured fishes were taken to the Parasitology Laboratory so that they could be properly studied based on their morphological and anatomical characteristics. Parasites derived from infected host fishes retained in 5% formalin and kept to labeled vials with the required information for further investigation. Five cestode parasites were found from the infected intestine and body cavity of the host fish. The morphotaxonomic study of tapeworms shows well that parasitic diversity is facile within the Ganga riverside at Bulandshahr (U.P.) region. Morphotaxonomic characterization reported as ovary H-shaped, situated in the posterior region of the body, testes numerous and well developed like spherical or broadly oval, vitelline follicle - cortical, surrounding testes, extending from base of elongated neck to anterior tip of the ovary, eggs oval and excretory pore terminal. This study provides an approach to understand the diversity of tapeworm parasites of some freshwater fish found in the river Ganges based on morphotaxonomy.

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How to cite this article:
Amar Jeet Singh, Aditya Narayan, Sarvjeet Singh. A morphotaxonomic study of piscian cestodes of freshwater fish from the Bulandshahr region (U.P.), India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):445-449.
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