Pathogenesis and clinical sign: Anchor worm infections produce granuloma or necrotic lesions and are later transformed into fibrotic encapsulation of the fish tissue around the anchor .
Diagnosis: Anchor worms can be seen with the naked eye as they protrude from various sites on fishes and microscopic examination of scrapings from skin, gills and fins, from affected fishes and by observing general clinical symptoms [5,13].
Incidence of anchor worm Lernaea on new hosts of fishes.
The anchor worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) and related species.
Incidence and intensity of anchor worm (Lernaea bhadrensis) infection on cultivated carps.
Prevalence and effects of Lernaea species (anchor worm) on the growth skin histopathology and hematology of Catla catla (Thaila).
Experiments on the control of anchor worm
Adult female anchor worm, Lernaea cyprinacea causes lernaeasis.
Kashara (1962) used organophosphate trichlorophan for effective eradication of anchor worm larva at 0.20ppm in two days and in one day at 0.5ppm.