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Endohelminthic parasite diversity in piscine host of Madhepura district, Bihar, India

Chandan Kumar Chand* & Arun Kumar
University Department of Zoology, B.N. Mandal University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received :5th November, 2018 ; Revised : 27th February, 2019

Abstract : Fishes constitute a major component of diet for the people of India and they are extensively used as a protein rich food for human consumption. The present study incorporates the diversity of the parasitic species in freshwater fishes of different water bodies from Madhepura with a view to reduce the endohelminthic infestation and protect the piscine host as healthy food resource. The diversity spectrum in the form of relative abundance and S-W diversity indices of endohelminth parasites recovered from the various piscine host species in the present study has been dealt in the light of protecting the host form the parasites.

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