Intensity of parasitic infestation in silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

M. M. Alam, M. A. Khan, M. A. Hussain, D. Moumita, Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, Simon Kumar Das

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Abstract

Silver carp, Hypopthalmichthys molitrix is one of the most economically valuable fish species in Bangladesh. However, its production is often hindered by parasite-induced mortality. The present study reports the intensity of parasitic infestation in 216 specimens of H. molitrix collected from different fish markets in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. Nine different parasite species (Trichodina pediculatus, Dactylogyrus vastator, Ichthyophthirius multifilis, Gyrodactylus elegans, Lernaea sp.; Apiosoma sp.; Myxobolus rohitae, Camallanus ophiocephali, and Pallisentis ophiocephali) were recovered from the gill, skin, stomach, and intestine of host fish. The highest level of infection was observed for host skin, while lower levels were observed for host gill, stomach, and intestine. The results also revealed that the intensity of parasite infection in different organs of H. molitrix varied with the season. In particular, the highest levels of infection were recorded during the winter period (November-February), when fish are most susceptible to parasites. The findings of the study will help in the management and conservation of H. molitrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1024-1028
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science B
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
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parasitoses
Silver
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Fishes
Bangladesh
parasites
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fish
skin (animal)
Intestines
Ichthyophthirius
Stomach
gills
Skin
stomach
Myxobolus
intestines
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Keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Bangladesh
  • Carp fishery
  • Disease
  • Freshwater fish
  • Infestation
  • Parasites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • veterinary(all)

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Intensity of parasitic infestation in silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. / Alam, M. M.; Khan, M. A.; Hussain, M. A.; Moumita, D.; Abd. Ghaffar, Mazlan; Das, Simon Kumar.

In: Journal of Zhejiang University: Science B, Vol. 13, No. 12, 12.2012, p. 1024-1028.

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