• Caryophylliasis in the catfish,Clarias batrachus L.: some histopathological observations

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      Caryophylliasis ; Clarias batrachus ; Lytocestus indicus ; Djombangia penetrans ; histopathology

    • Abstract


      The extent of damage to the intestine caused by the caryophyllid cestodes,Lytocestus indicus, Djombangia penetrans, and by multiple infections comprising several species of caryophyllids in the cat fish,Clarias batrachus L. is studied.Djombangia penetrans produced large nodules in the intestinal wall.Lytocestus indicus, being less deeply penetrative, caused ulceration of the affected tissue, with hyperplasia of the muscularis in severe cases of infection. Pathogenicity due to multiple infections was minimu, apparently limited to denudation of the mucosal folds.

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      Reba Chakravarty1 Veena Tandon1

      1. Department of Zoology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong - 793 014, India
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