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Syamsundar College, Shyamsundar, Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.

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By studying the literature on freshwater and marine Epistylis of all continents, a checklist with all information, is prepared. This checklist will help for further research in this area. Epistylis is mainly parasite of arthropods, molluscs, fishes. But there are some free- living species also. They infect skin, fin, gills and external appendages. The checklist contains 145 species of Epistylis. Among them, 18 species are found in Asia, 31 species from Europe, 25 species from Africa, 17 species from USA, 1 species from New Zealand, 1 species from Antarctica.

Keywords: Checklist, Epistylis, parasite

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