Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 627–629 | Cite as

Changes of haematological indices of grass carp, Ceteopharyngodon idella exposed to monogenean parasites, Gyrodactylus spp. and Dactylogyrus spp.

  • Abulhasan Restiannasab
  • Mohtaram Hemmatzadeh
  • Hossein Khara
  • Zoheir Shokouh SaljoghiEmail author
Original Article


The present was carried out to investigate the effects of monogenean infection on haematological indices of grass carp, Ceteopharyngodon idella. In this regard, some haematological indices were measured in two adult groups of grass carp including healthy and infected fish. According to our results, the values of red blood cells (RBCs), haemoglobin (Hb) decreased significantly in infected fishes (P < 0.05). In contrast, the white blood cells (WBCs) values increased significantly in infected fishes (P < 0.05). In contrast, the WBC values increased significantly in infected fishes. In conclusion, our results showed that monogenean infection by Gyrodactylus spp. and Dactylogyrus spp. can affects health condition of grass carp through alternation of haematology.


Haematological indices Monogenean infection Grass carp 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abulhasan Restiannasab
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohtaram Hemmatzadeh
    • 3
  • Hossein Khara
    • 4
  • Zoheir Shokouh Saljoghi
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Shahid Motahari Fisheries Research Center of YassujYassujIran
  2. 2.Department of FisheriesKhorramshahr Marine and Technology UniversityKhorramshahrIran
  3. 3.Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad University of KhuzestanKhuzestanIran
  4. 4.Department of FisheryCollege of Natural Resources, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityLahijanIran
  5. 5.Department of Fishery, Faculty of Marine SciencesUniversity of Chabahar Maritime and Marine SciencesChabaharIran

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