Occurrence of Helminth Parasites of Freshwater Murrel, Channa punctatus (Bl.)
Rumeet Kaur, Kamalesh Borana, Pinky Kaur*, Shivani Sharma and Rekha Chauhan
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of different helminth parasites of freshwater
murrel, Channa punctatus (Bl.). Seventy five specimens of C. punctatus were examined for the
occurrence of helminth parasites. Two species of digentic trematode (E. heterostomum and Clinostomum
complanatum) and one species of acanthocephla (Pallisentis sp.) were recovered from different organs.
According to their prevalence (%), E. heterostomum (28.0%) is dominant species followed by Pallisentis
sp. (26.6%). While Clinostomum complanatum (20.0%) showed least prevalence.