Platyhelminthes Parasites of Fish of Economic Importance from Diamond Harbour, West Bengal


  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053



Acanthocephala, Diamond Harbour, Fish, Parasite, Platyhelminthes, Trematoda, West Bengal.


The present study deals with the comprehensive account of the Platyhelminthes parasites of fish of economic importance from Diamond Harbour coast of West Bengal. 38 species belonging to 28 genera under 17 families of trematode parasites and 5 species belonging to 4 genera of 3 families of Acanthocephalan parasites from fish hosts have also been reported. This study shows that the rate of platyhelminthes parasitic infection in the fish is less in winter than in comparison to other seasons.


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Ghosh, A., Chakrabarti, S., & Purushothaman, J. (2017). Platyhelminthes Parasites of Fish of Economic Importance from Diamond Harbour, West Bengal. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 117(3), 242–263.





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