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Volume 339, 2022The 10th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICMR) in conjunction with The 2nd International and National Symposium on Aquatic Environment and Fisheries (INSAEF) 2021
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Freshwater and Brackish Water Aquaculture Management and Technology|
|Published online||24 January 2022|
Alteration in gills, skin, and fins of snakehead fish (Channa striata) due to ectoparasite infection: a macropathological and histopathological approach
1 Center for Aquatic Research and Conservation (CARC), Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
3 Departement of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh, Indonesia
4 Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Almuslim University, Bireuen, Indonesia
5 Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Gunung Djati, Bandung, Indonesia
6 Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Asahan, Kisaran, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
7 Department of Fisheries Resources Utilization, Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: Ilham.Zulfahmi@unsyiah.ac.id
Snakehead fish (Channa striata) is a freshwater fish with high economic value both as ornamental and consumed fish. However, the ability to adapt to fluctuating environmental states prompts snakehead fish to be susceptible to parasites, ectoparasites, and endoparasites. Gills, skin, and fins are the major body parts that are often infected with ectoparasites. This study aims to discover the macro pathology in gills, skin, and fins of ectoparasites-infected snakehead fish and its histopathology. This study was conducted from April to June 2021. Observational data on macro pathology and histopathology were analyzed qualitatively. The results indicated that the macro pathology of the skin, gills, and fins of snakehead fish infected with ectoparasites indicates discoloration, excess mucus production, the dull coloration of the gills, and irritation of the gills body surfaces, and skin hemorrhages. In conclusion, infection of ectoparasites affects several alterations in the skin, gills, and fins, both macro pathological and histopathological.
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