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Occurrance of Ectoparasites in Mud Crab (Scylla serrata) and White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)

Widyo Witular, Kismiyati and Putri Desi Wulansari

Department of Fish Health Management and Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Faculty, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia 60115

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 23 to 26
(Received: March, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and intensity of ectoparasites which infest mud crab (Scylla serrata) and white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). The prevalence of ectoparasite infestation in mud crab was 92.5% with an intensity of 801.18 per sample while the infestation in white shrimp showed 62% with the intensity of 19.98 per sample. It could be concluded that the ectoparasites were found in mud crab more frequently than in white shrimp

Key Words: ectoparasites, mud crab, white shrimp

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