Biplab Kumar Das1*, Sulata Kar 1 and Devashish Kar2

1Research Scholar, Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar- 788011, Assam (India) 2Professor and Dean, School of Life Sciences, Assam University, Silchar-788011, Assam (India)


The present investigation was on occurrence on different parasites found in thirty (30) specimens of Monopterus cuchia. The present study on helminth parasite of Monopterus cuchia with respect to length, weight and sex of the host revealed that Cestode infection was the highest in all fish samples of the fish species. The high worm burden was located in the gut mainly the intestine of the fish. Also some eggs (5) were detected in the liver of two host fishes. In this study thirty specimen fishes were examined among which fourteen were male specimens and sixteen were female specimens. The female specimen showed higher prevalence of about 75% than the male specimens which have prevalence of only 14.3. But the intensity of infection in male is 3.5 and that of female is 1.75.

Key words : Monopterus cuchia, Helminth parasite, Cestode, Prevalence, Intensity, Barak Valley

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