11. Detection of a pathogenic nematode from tire track eel, Mastacembelus armatus captured in the Indus River, Sindh, Pakistan

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Muhammad Moosa Abro Nadir Ali Birmani, Gada Hussain Brohi, Maree Rajper


A pathogenic nematode was detected from buccal cavity and intestine of a fish, tire track eel, Mastacembelus armatus sampled from Indus River. The parasite was identified as member of genus Eustrongylides (larval stage) and was observed from some twelve individual hosts. The parasite is reported for the first time from present sampling locality. This study would add locality extension of the pathogenic nematode from the Indus River.

Keywords: Eustrongylides sp; Mastacembelus armatus; Pakistan; The Indus River


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