The seasonality influence on the biology and distribution dynamics of Cephalogonimus yamunii n.sp. in Xenentodon cancilla (Teleostomi: Belonidae) was reflected during 2 years’ investigations. The highest infection prevalence appeared to be in late summer. Size, weight, and sex-biased population dynamics of trematode was well marked in Gangetic riverine ecosystem. The biostatistical non-parametric Mann–Whitney χ 2 test values were significant for dissolved oxygen and magnesium. The distribution of infection data on Poisson series ruled out overdispersion because good agreement was observed (P < 0.01).
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SKM is thankful to Department of Biotechnology for a research project Grant No. BT/PR9651/SPD/09/818/2007 and SKU is grateful for a fellowship under the DBT project.
Sushil K. Upadhyay—Part of D.Phil. thesis awarded by the Allahabad Central University, UP, India.
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Upadhyay, S.K., Jaiswal, N., Malhotra, A. et al. Ecological morphotaxometry of trematodes of garfish (Teleostomi: Belonidae) from Gangetic riverine ecosystem in India. II. Correlation of seasonality and host biology with distribution pattern of Cephalogonimus yamunii n.sp.. J Parasit Dis 37, 211–217 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-012-0168-2
- Xenentodon cancilla
- Cephalogonimus yamunii n.sp.
- Seasonal impact
- Poisson series