ISBN 9788189766221,An Encyclopaedia of Indian Monogenoidea

An Encyclopaedia of Indian Monogenoidea



Vitasta Publishing

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788189766221

ISBN-10 8189766228


Number of Pages 534 Pages
Language (English)


An Encyclopaedia of Indian Monogenoidea is the result of the authors' involvement with the study of parasites for over 30 years. Based on the review of original Indian literature, the book gives a taxonomic description of all the species of Monogenoidea described from India so far. It aims to be a comprehensive source for identification of any representative of this group of parasitic worms from order to species level. The book begins with an introduction mentioning the start of studies on Monogenoidea, its morphology, biology, physiology and mode of attachment, and also prescribes guidelines and suggestions for proper fixation and handling of the material. An outline classification of Monogenoidea along with the history of the taxonomic work done in India from 1891 to 2007 makes it the most updated document on Indian Monogenoidea. This work is not a mere compilation of references on Monogenoidea, but an authentic account of current status of the group. This book will serve as a source of information on Indian Monogenoidea for university students, teachers, parasitologists and fishery scientists. It is a 'must-have' identification tool for specialists and young helminthologists.