STUDIES ON HEMATOLOGICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF CHANNA MARULIUS (Ham.) FOUND INFECTED WITH FUNGI, ASPERGILLUS SPP.
Rekha Chauhan1, Ganaie, S.A2 and Lone, S.A3
Present study deals with the hematological and histopathological alterations in Channa marulius found infected with fungi Aspergillus spp. Fishes have been collected from local water bodies and fish markets of Bhopal . Isolated fungi from infected specimens of fishes were identified as Aspergillus spp. Considerable changes have been observed in the mean values of blood parameters. Hemoglobin content, RBCs ,Percentage of Eosinophils and Monocytes were found significantly decreased with (30.6%) , (44.3%) , (14.5%) and (19.7%) respectively. WBCs , Neutrophils and Lymphocytes were found significantly increased to (48.8%) , (38.1%) and (20.9%) respectively. Histopathologically various types of destruction were observed in skin and muscles of infected fish . Penetrating fungal hyphae were observed in muscles and complete necrotization of muscles was observed with formation of mycotic fibrillar granulomas. Key words: Abundance, Ichthyofaunal Diversity, Pakhanjore.