PARASITES OF ROACH RUTILUS RUTILUS (L.) FROM THE LAKE ŁEBSKO

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Jolanta Morozińska-Gogol Agnieszka Bachowska

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A total of 270 roach (Rutilus rutilus L.) were caught in the Lebsko Lagoon (locally known as a coastal lake). Seven species (taxa) of parasites were recorded: Myxobolus sp., Pleistophora sp., Diplostomum spp., Posthodiplostomum cuticola, Tylodelphys clavata, Acanthocephalus anguillae and Piscicola geometra. Digenea were the predominant group of parasites. The highest prevalence of infection (66.3%) was observed in the case of P. cuticola and a little lower for Diplostomum spp. (55.9%). The highest mean intensity of infection was noted for T. clavata (46.7 ind.). Infection by remaining parasites was distinctly lower. The difference in prevalence of infection males and females of the roach was observed only in the case of Pleistophora sp. (males 11.5% and females 4.3%).


Key words: parasites, roach, Lebsko lake

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MOROZIŃSKA-GOGOL, Jolanta; BACHOWSKA, Agnieszka. PARASITES OF ROACH RUTILUS RUTILUS (L.) FROM THE LAKE ŁEBSKO. Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 2002/2003, vol.7, pp. 75 - 80, oct. 2002. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <https://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/226>. Date accessed: 04 july 2022.
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