Fish Parasites prevailing in the fishes of Indus River at D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Muhammad Tayyab, Shabina Gul, Hameed Ur Rehman, Abid Ur Rehman, Kausar Saeed, Saifullah Khan, Neelam Naz and Afzal Ahmad
The present study was conducted to investigate the parasitic profile and their level of infestation in freshwater fishes of river Indus, D.I. KHAN, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A total of 109 fishes belonging to seven different species were identified and examined for infection. Five species of different parasites, including Saprolegnia, microsporadia, Lernaea cyprinacea, Spherospora auretus, Carpora athritus, were found in fishes. Among parasites saprolignia was most frequent prevailed. The Infections were found on the whole body, including fins, skin, head, gills and internal system. Intense infection was present in some fishes as their whole internal body system was damaged and present in the form of liquid and spores. The frequency and number of parasites were more pronounced than the diversity of parasites in this area of river Indus, D.I. Khan.
Muhammad Tayyab, Shabina Gul, Hameed Ur Rehman, Abid Ur Rehman, Kausar Saeed, Saifullah Khan, Neelam Naz, Afzal Ahmad. Fish Parasites prevailing in the fishes of Indus River at D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(4):422-426.