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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 860–871 | Cite as

Endoparasites of some economically important food fishes of River Jhelum, Kashmir (India)

  • Taqdees Farooq
  • Imran Khan
  • Irfan-ur-Rauf Tak
  • Shoaib Ali Dar
  • A. R. Yousuf
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Abstract

During the present study endo-parasitic fauna of fish at different sites of River Jhelum were analysed. Four different species of endoparasites were recovered from Schizothorax species which include Adenoscolex kashmirensis Mehra, 1930, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Yamaguti, 1934, Echinorhynchus sp., Pomphorhynchus kashmirensis Kaw, 1941, belong to Phylum Platyhelminths and Phylum Acanthocephala. Prevalence and generation time were inversely proportional to each other. Prevalence and mean abundance were highest at Qamarwari. Diversity was more at Tengpora. Cestodes including Adenoscolex kashmirensis and Bothriocephalus acheilognathi were more dominant than Pomphorhynchus kashmirensis and Echinorhynchus sp.

Keywords

Endoparasites Schizothorax Kashmir Jhelum 

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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Taqdees Farooq
    • 1
  • Imran Khan
    • 1
  • Irfan-ur-Rauf Tak
    • 2
  • Shoaib Ali Dar
    • 3
    • 2
  • A. R. Yousuf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Center of Research for DevelopmentUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyPunjabi UniversityPatialaIndia

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