Proceedings of the Zoological Society

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 122–129 | Cite as

First Report of Three Metazoan Gut Parasites of Live Fishes from West Bengal, India

  • Prabir Banerjee
  • Saugata Basu
  • Biplob Kr. ModakEmail author
Research Article


Three parasitic gut worms, one cestode and two acanthocephalan species, have been recorded from two fresh water live fishes (Channa punctatus and Channa striatus) of Channidae family from West Bengal, India for the first time. These parasites were revealed from new host species which were hitherto not reported till now. The cestode is Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Family Bothriocephalidae) and the acanthocephalans are Pallisentis ophiocephali (family Quadrogyridae) and Neoechinorhynchus sootai (family Neoechinorhynchidae). In this communication, the morphological studies of prevailing cestode and two acanthocephalan species were also incorporated.


Channidae Cestodes Acanthocephala Helminth Hooghly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabir Banerjee
    • 1
  • Saugata Basu
    • 1
  • Biplob Kr. Modak
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Biodiversity and Parasitology LaboratorySidho-Kanho-Birsha UniversityP.O. & Dist. PuruliaIndia

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