FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2019 Vol.25 No.1 PP 63-65
The influence of body temperature on cestode infection in freshwater fish, Mastacembelus armatus
Reetesh Kumar Khare
Department of Zoology,
R. S. Govt. P.G. College,
Lalitpur 284403 (U.P.) India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: rkkbwr@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
The present investigation deals with the study of cestode host relationship in a fresh water fish, Mastacembelus armatus (Lacepede) in relation to the body temperature of the host. The maximum prevalence, mean intensity and relative density were recorded in the host fish ranging from 26-31°C and lowest at 32- 370C body temperature respectively . The fishes at 20-250C body temperature had no infection of cestode parasites.

Key words : Body temperature, Cestode, Mastacembelus armatus, Mean intensity, Prevalence, Relative density.
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