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Title of Thesis

Feeding Habits And Nematode Parasites Of Some Fishes Of Karachi Coast

Author(s)

Yasmin Akhtar

Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Botany / Jinnah University For Women, Nazimabad, Karachi
Session
2008
Subject
Botany
Number of Pages
268
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Nematode, Feeding, Habits, Parasites, Coast, Fishes, 

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1 0 CONTENTS

 

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INTRODUCTION

1.1 Importance of Fishes
1.2 Fish and fisheries
1.3 Pakistan coastline
1.4 Fish dietary habits
1.5 Fish parasitic fauna (nematodes)
1.6 Nematode diversity
1.7 Fish diseases

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3 2 REVIEW OF LITERATURE

2.1 Comprehensive account of feeding habits of fishes
2.2 Effect of temperature on food
2.4 Fish Pathology due to nematodes

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4 3 MATERIAL AND METHOD

3.1 Study Area
3.2 Collection of material
3.3 Method for the study of feeding habits
3.4 Occurrence method
3.5 Frequency of occurrence
3.6 Examination of material for feeding habits
3.7 Collection and Examination of specimen for nematode parasites
3.8 Preparation of nematode specimen for SEM
3.9 Procedure for histopathology

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5 4 RESULTS AND DESCRIPTIONS


4.1 Table 1: Taxonomic position of different edible marine fish species studied for their feeding habits and nematode  parasites
4.2 Diets of different fishes
4.3 Remarks
4.4 Statistical Analysis
4.5  Table 2-4: Food contents of different fish species from Karachi coast
4.6 Table 5: Occurrence of food categories in relation to total number of stomach analyse of different marine edible
fishes from Karachi coast 
4.7  Table 6-13: Frequency of occurrence in relation to total number of stomach analysed of different marine edible
fishes of Karachi coast
4.8   Figures: 1-8 (histograms)-Comparison of the food items in the gut of different edible fishes from Karachi coast
4.9   Figures: 9-42. Photographic representation of some organisms present within the stomachs of different marine
edible fishes

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6 5 DESCRIPTIONS OF NEMATODES

5.1 History of the genus Dujardinascaris Baylis,1947
5.2 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris mujibi n.sp
5.3 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris jello n.sp.
5.4 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris maculatum n.sp
5.5 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris sphyraenii n.sp
5.6 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris multiporous n.sp
5.7 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris sinjarii n.sp
5.8 Diagnosis of Dujardinascaris dentatus n.sp
5.9 Table: (14-17) Morphological varations in the new and known species of the genus Dujardinascaris Baylis
5.10 List of figures:
5.11 History of the genusProcamallanus(Spirocamallanus Olsen, 1952)
5.12 Diagnosis of Spirocotoyle otolithi n.gen. n.sp
5.13 Diagnosis of Procamallanus(Spirocamallanus) riaziaii n.sp
5.14 Diagnosis of Procamallanus(Spirocamallanus) ruberii n.sp
5.15 Diagnosis of Procamallanus(Spirocamallanus) female sp
5.16 List of Figures (61—66)
5.17 History of the genus Cucullanus Muller, 1777
5.18 Diagnosis of Cucullanus aliyaii n.sp
5.19 Figs. (68-69)

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7 6 HISTOPATHOLOGY


6.1 Discription and distribution of Euthynnus alletteratus(Refin, 1810)
6.2 Histopathology of infected intestine of Euthynnus alletteratus
6.3 Discription and distribution of Pomadasys maculatum (Blch, 1797)
6.4 Histopathology of infected intestine of Pomadasys maculatum
6.5 Remarks
6.6 Figs. (70-89)

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8 7 DISCUSSION

7.1 Dietary habits of fishes
7.2 Seasonal variations in dietary habits
7.3 Correlation of dietary habits and nematode parasites
7.4 Parasitic diversity
7.5 Histopathology of fishes

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9 8 REFERENCES

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