International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences
Year : 2018 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 340-343
Fungal infection in shrimps collected from Agniar estuary, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Saraswathi and P. Sumithra
Received on: 15/12/2017
Revised on: 25/04/2018
Accepted on: 27/04/2018
Published on: 09/08/2018
R. Saraswathi and P. Sumithra ( 2018).
Fungal infection in shrimps collected from Agniar estuary, Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 3( 4), 340-343.
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Today shell fishes diseases are of great concern to aqua culturists as they inflict heavy losses by causing large scale mortalities resulting in huge economic losses. Among the various pathogens, fungi come next to bacteria. As knowledge of diseases is basic to their control, the present study was intended to find out the commonly occurring fungi in cultured shrimp farms in Tamil Nadu. Results show that 18 species of fungi could be identified in Penaeus monodon and P. indicus of which three species P. monodon, four species P. indicus. However, even though P. vannamei also recorded 18 fungal species only two were recorded throughout the period of culture. Nevertheless, in all the three species of Penaeus, the maximum number of fungal species (18) was uniformly recorded on the 80th day of culture.
Shrimp culture, Estuary, Shell fishes diseases, Fungal infection.