Hematological and Biochemical Profile of Oreochromis mossambicus Naturally Infected with Isopod Cymothoaeremita

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  • Alagukanthasami Ponsrinivasan Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management, Dr. M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri-601204, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Arumugam Uma Department of Aquatic Animal Health Management, Dr. M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri-601204, Tamil Nadu, India


Isopod infection, Host-parasite interaction, 28S rDNA sequencing


Hematological and biochemical profile of Oreochromis mossambicus naturally infected with isopod Cymothoaeremita was studied. The isopods were identified morphologically and by molecular method following PCR amplification of 28S rDNA and sequence analysis. Infected fishes had significantly (P<0.05) lower RBC, MCH and PCV, MCHC and MCV values compared to the healthy uninfected fishes. Biochemical analysis revealed that infected fishes had significantly (P<0.05) decreased triglycerides, cholesterol, total protein, albumin, and globulin levels compared to the uninfected healthy O.mossambicus. This is the first report on the hemato-biochemical responses in O.mossambicusinfected with isopod, C.eremita.


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Alagukanthasami Ponsrinivasan, & Arumugam Uma. (2023). Hematological and Biochemical Profile of Oreochromis mossambicus Naturally Infected with Isopod Cymothoaeremita. The Indian Veterinary Journal, 100(11), 24-26. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IVJ/article/view/145081