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Lernaea cruciata (Crustacea: Copepoda) first report on infection to Notopterus kapirat in the Godavari river, Marathwada region, India
Chavan Shivaji*, Lone Vaishali, Madhuri Suduwar and Pandurang  Kannewad
Aquatic Parasitology and Fisheries Research Laboratory, School of Life Sciences,(Department of Zoology), Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded, MS-431606, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Teleosts from Nanded region of Marathwada, Maharashtra State in India were examined for the ecto-parasitic infection. Notopterus kapirat (Clupeidae) was found infected with Lernaea cruciata species of anchor worm. The infection was found Mostly to the lateral body surface. Lernaea infection was not found in Indian Major Carps including Labeo rohita, Catla catal and Cirrihina mrigala. It is first report of Lernaea cruciata infection to Notopterus kapirat in the world with the details of morphometric and meristic measurements of this anchor worm.

Keywords: LernaeaCruciata, Godavari river India
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Chavan Shivaji, Lone Vaishali, Madhuri Suduwar and Pandurang  Kannewad. 2016. Lernaea cruciata (Crustacea: Copepoda) first report on infection to Notopterus kapirat in the Godavari river, Marathwada region, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(2): 104-112
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.402.013