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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 10, October 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Topography Of The Metacercaria Of Edible Fish Channa Punctatus (Bloch) From Ramganga River Moradabad, U.P, India.

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Dr. Shalini Roy, Neelam kumara



morphology, endoparasite, digenean trematode metacercarieae (DTM), fish borne zoonotic trematode (FZT).



Present report focuses on the morphometrical and morphological study of SEM of endoparasites exclusively of metacercaria (the encysted form) of trematode parasite found in the liver of most edible fish Channa punctatus of Moradabad region. In our investigation the liver of host was found highly infected with eggs of trematode and unidentified DTM which is characterized by a complicated morphology of its integument, body and suckers. The topography of egg was characterized by 2.34 mm × 1.17 mm whereas entire body of DTM was observed 3.38 mm × 1.50 mm in diameter having two sophisticated suckers to absorb the nutrients from host body and integument of metacercaria was found traversed with numerous sensory papillae which may be helpful in taxonomical study of parasite. Present findings underscore the necessity of awareness to prevent endemic effects due to fish borne zoonotic trematode (FZT) causing increased risk to public health.



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