DAO 55:259-260 (2003)  -  doi:10.3354/dao055259

Infection of the isopod Tachaea spongillicola on freshwater prawns Macrobrachium spp. in southern India

Pitchaimuthu Mariappan1,*, Chellam Balasundaram1, Jean-Paul Trilles2

1Department of Animal Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli 620 024, India
2Laboratoire d┬╣Ecophysiologie des Invertébrés, Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, CP 092, Place Eugéne Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

ABSTRACT: This paper reports the infection of freshwater prawns belonging to the genus Macrobrachium by the isopod parasite Tachaea spongillicola in a freshwater river system of southeastern India.


KEY WORDS: Isopod · Tachaea spongillicola · Freshwater prawn · Macrobrachium


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