New host and new geographical record of the ciliate parasites of ornamental fish, Botia rostrata from Arunachal Pradesh for the first time in India

  • Sukanya Chanda
  • Gyan Deb Barman
  • Probir Kumar BandyopadhyayEmail author
Original Article


Ornamental fish culture is growing to a prosperly in India. India earned lot amount of money from this business but unfortunately the ornamental fishes are facing lots of problem due to the parasitic infestation. While surveying, some ciliate parasites namely, Trichodina oligocotti (Lom in Arch Protistenkd 112:153–177, 1970) and Tripertiella bulbosa (Davis in US Dept Interior Fish Bull 51:1–29, 1947) Lom (Acta Parasitol Polon 7:573–590, 1959) have been identified from ornamental fish Botia rostrata from Arunachal Pradesh, India. The species have been identified according to the guidelines of Lom (J Protozool 5:251–263, 1958). Through out the world records of many trichodinid infection was documented but no such investigation have been carried out earlier in Arunachal Pradesh. The present study embodies the morphology and morphometrics of trichodinid ciliates of ornamental fish, Botia rostata collected from the Subansiri river of Arunachal Pradesh for the first time in India.


Aquariculture Arunachal Pradesh Botia rostrata Ornamental fish Trichiodinid 



One of the author (SC) is thankful to Department of Biotechnology (Government of India) sponsored Major Research Project (BT/PR/16506/NER/95/210/2015) for carrying out the work.

Author’s contribution

All authors had participated in the study design. Sample collection and total work has been done by first author and manuscript writing was done by second author. Corresponding author participated planning and supervision of the work. All authors had critically read and approved of the final manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

It has been informed that as per CPCSEA instructions protocol that there is no need of taking approval from the ethical committee to carry out the research work on this animal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Parasitology Laboratory, Department of ZoologyUniversity of KalyaniKalyaniIndia

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