Comparision of Parasites fauna of economically important fish from Batticaloa lagoon

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2009
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V. Sujarajini, P. Vinobaba
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Eastern University, Sri Lanka
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This study focused on a comparison of the parasite fauna in several different economically important fish such as Etroplus suratenscis, Tachysurus spp., Glossogobius giuri, Ophiocephalus striatus, Oreochromis mossambicus and Ambassis commersoni at two locations within Batticaloa lagoon. Ergasilus parvitergum, Dermoergasilus amplectens, Caligus curtus, Lernaenicus sparatte, Procamellanous lonis and Acanthocephala sp., were the most common, and the occurrence of parasites among the fin fishes of Batticaloa lagoon was wide spread. The parasite genera E. parvitergum were the most prevalent on Etroplus suratensis whereas P. lonis and C. curtus was more common on Glossogobius giuris, whilst L. sparatte was more common on Oreochromis mossambicus; C. curtus and D. amplectens on Ambassis commersoni, and Acanthocephala sp. and P. lonis were more common on Tachysurus.
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Ambassis, Batticaloa lagoon, Economically, Ergasilus, Etroplus, Parasite
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