METAZOAN PARASITES OF FISH FROM THE ŁEBSKO LAGOON (CENTRAL COAST, POLAND)

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Jolanta Morozińska-Gogol

Abstract

Throughout 3 years, a total of 721 various fish species, from the Łebsko Lagoon were examined. The most abundant groups of parasites were Digenea and Crustacea. Metacercariae of Posthodip-lostomum cuticola (Nordmann, 1832) were found only in Cyprinidae (highest prevalence in rudd -62.5%, and mean intensity in roach 12.71 indiv). Metacercariae of Diplostomum spp. and Tylodel-phys clavata (Nordmann, 1832), and also copepods Ergasilus sieboldi Nordmann, 1832 occurred in majority of examined fish species. The highest infection with Diplostomum spp. was noted in rudd (prev 50.0%, int. 11.25 indiv). T. clavata occurred with highest prevalence in pike (46.15%) and mean intensity amounted to 54.7 indiv. in perch. E. sieboldi was reported mostly from zander with typical for this fish Achtherespercarum (Nordmann, 1832) (prev. 75.0% and 92.86%; int. 6.0 indiv. and 10.92 indiv. respectively). Also nematode Anguillicola crassus (Kuwahara, Niimi and Hagaki, 1974) was noted with high prevalence 76.47% in eel. The remaining parasites species were noted less frequently.


Key words: parasites, fish, Łebsko Lagoon

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MOROZIŃSKA-GOGOL, Jolanta. METAZOAN PARASITES OF FISH FROM THE ŁEBSKO LAGOON (CENTRAL COAST, POLAND). Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 11, may 2007. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <https://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/171>. Date accessed: 29 june 2022.
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