Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 177–185 | Cite as

A report on various digenetic metacercariae from the freshwater fishes of River Godavari, Rajahmundry

  • Anu Prasanna VankaraEmail author
  • G. Mani
  • C. Vijayalakshmi
Original Article


Fishes serve as intermediate hosts to a number of avian digenetic trematodes. A survey on 10 different species of freshwater fishes belonging to 8 families from River Godavari from August 2005 to September 2007 revealed a total of 10 metacercariae of digenetic trematodes from five families i.e., Clinostomidae Lühe, 1901; Diplostomidae Poirier, 1886; Isoparorchiidae (Travassos, 1922); Strigeidae Railliet, 1919 and Heterophyidae (Leiper, 1909) Odhner, 1914. The metacercarial fauna dominated the adult parasitic fauna of the freshwater fishes.


Metacercariae Trematodes Clinostomidae Diplostomidae Isoparorchiidae Strigeidae and heterophyidae 



First author is thankful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi for providing the financial assistance as a Senior Research Fellow.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anu Prasanna Vankara
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. Mani
    • 2
  • C. Vijayalakshmi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceYogi Vemana UniversityKadapaIndia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyMaharajah CollegeVizianagaramIndia
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyAndhra UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia

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