Identification of digenetic trematode of the genus Neopodocotyle from fresh water fish Bagarius bagarius (Ham.) of Gomati River
Fish serves as an important food for man due to its high protein content. However, majority of fishes carry heavy infection of helminthes parasites reducing the food value of fish and can also lead to fish mortality. Hence, detailed study of these parasites is important for understanding the nature and type of infections. In the present work, a new species of digenetic trematode Neopodocotyle jaunpurensis of the genus Neopodocotyle was described, obtained from the intestine of a fresh water fish Bagharius bagarius (Ham.) from Gomati River, Jaunpur. It differs from other species of Neopodocotyle in having ratio of sucker, position of the genital pore, ovary and extension of vitellaria.
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