TITLE

Gastrointestinal Helminth Parasites of the fish Synodontis clarias (Siluriformes: Mochokidae) from Lekki lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria

AUTHOR(S)
Akinsanya, B.; Hassan, A. A.; Adeogun, A. O.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Revista de Biología Tropical;dic2008, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p2021
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A total of 362 specimens of the fish Synodontis clarias were randomly selected and subjected to parasitological examination for helminth parasites. They were collected over a period of one year from Lekki lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. The prevalence of gastrointestinal infection was 38.7%. The helminth worms found include two cestodes, Proteocephalus spp., Wenyonia acuminata, and a nematode species, Raphidascaroides. Male specimens (196) presented a higher rate of infection (37.8%) than female specimens (166) which showed a rate of 23.5%. The overall worm burden was high (678) and it was independent of fish sex and fish size.
ACCESSION #
36619889

 

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