Aishwariya Kumari, Shahana Perveen
Abstract: Channa punctatus is the most important freshwater fish with high nutritional value and market demand because of its relatively low cost and high availability in the fish market. But due to parasitic infection pose threat to fish cultivation, which is a valuable source of food and employment. In the present study, 40 fishes of Channa punctatus (Bloch) were collected from different fish market of Chapra District, Bihar. Live fresh specimens of Channa punctatus (Bloch) of all sizes and sex were collected to observe the helminth parasites. Trematodes, Cestodes, Nematodes and Acanthocephalans are a major group of helminth parasites which caused infections or diseases. Female fish were highly infected than the male. In relation to the size larger size of fish, Channa punctatus were highly infected.
Keywords: Fishes, Helminth Parasites, Infected, Freshwater fishes, Length