E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Helminth Infections in Common Carp, Cyprinus Carpio L., 1758 (Cyprinidae) from Kovada Lake (Turkey)
1 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Biyoloji Bölümü, Isparta  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 232-236

Key Words: Kovada Lake, Common carp, endoparasite, ectoparasite, Turkey
Abstract

The aim of this study which was carried out from March 2003-February 2004 was to determine the parasites of carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) inhabiting the Kovada Lake. During the study, a total of 63 common carps were caught in different regions of Kovada Lake each month and investigated parasitologically. In carps, the ectoparasite, Dactylogyrus minutus of Monogenea, was found and endoparasites; Bothriocephalus acheilognathi and Caryophyllaeus laticeps of Cestoda were found. The most common parasitic species was Dactylogyrus minutus. 

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