Prevalance, Mean Intensity and relative densityof nematode parasite Contracaecum sp.from the gillof Channa striatus
ThestudydealswiththeinvestigationofnematodeparasiticinfectioninChannastriatuscollected from different water bodies of Mavelikara Municipality, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India. The snake headfishescollectedduringthestudyperiodwerefoundtobeinfectedwiththelarval nematodeparasite, Contracaecumsp.Themean prevalenceofinfection of theparasiteonChannastriatuswas62.39%. Themean intensitywas1.22 and the relative density recorded was 0.76.The present study represents a new locality record for the larval nematode parasite, Contracaecumsp.
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