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Digenetic Trematodes of Indian Marine Fishes

Authors: Madhavi, Rokkam, Bray, Rodney

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  • The first book on Digenea of Indian Marine fishes Shows that any Digenean collected from Indian marine fish can be easily and precisely identified  Provides detailed knowledge on the organization, classification, and phylogeny of digenetic trematodes

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This book is the first to explore in detail the systematics and taxonomy of the digenean fauna of fish in Indian marine waters. It includes morphological descriptions of 648 species in 190 genera and 30 families. The figures from the original publications are enhanced and made more attractive. Each description is accompanied by information on hosts and distribution. Digenetic trematodes, usually known as Digeneans, are the most diverse group of metazoan parasites of marine fishes. They are parasitic flatworms (Phylum Platyhelminthes) with a complex life-cycle and as adults inhabit mainly the alimentary system and associated organs, but also occur in the blood, under the scales, in the body cavity and in the gall and urinary bladders. Keys to families, genera and species are provided, except for a few large and controversial genera, where morphological characters are insufficient for identification. Although there is extensive literature on Digeneans, it is scattered and largely in obscure local journals. Bringing together most of the primary literature on the subject, this book provides a primer for further study and a starting point for the use of modern molecular methods for the fauna of this region. Unique in its scope, it is a valuable resource for students, professional parasitologists and ecologists as well as fishery and wildlife biologists.


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“It provides a clear introduction to digeneans and the Indian fauna and there are then nearly 700 pages of taxonomy, tables and references. … I strongly encourage its purchase for your libraries. It represents a summary and distillation of knowledge of a kind that is increasingly hard to come by.” (Thomas H. Cribb, Parasites & Vectors, June 24, 2019)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digenetic Trematodes of Indian Marine Fishes
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Crown
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1535-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1535-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1533-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1650-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 693
Number of Illustrations
405 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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