Paraergasilus longidigitus Yin, 1954 (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) Infestations in the Bleak, Alburnus alburnus Lin.,1758 from Enne Dam Lake
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P: 158-161
June 2007

Paraergasilus longidigitus Yin, 1954 (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) Infestations in the Bleak, Alburnus alburnus Lin.,1758 from Enne Dam Lake

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007;31(2):158-161
1. Anatolian Teacher Training High School Kütahya
2. Uludağ University, Science-Literature Faculty, Department of Biology Görükle, Bursa
3. Tarım İl Müdürlüğü, Koruma ve Kontrol Şube Müdürlüğü, Bağdat Caddesi, Erenköy İstanbul, Turkey
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Received Date: 27.10.2006
Accepted Date: 22.03.2007
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ABSTRACT

In the present study, Paraergasilus longidigitus Yin, 1954 (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) was identified in branchial flaments of Alburnus alburnus Lin.,1758 caught from Enne Dam Lake for the first time in Turkish fauna. The study carried out monthly between June 98 - May 99, and a total of 208 fish was collected. The distribution of parasitic copepods in relation with the length, sex of fish were recorded. The fishes were infested with P. longidigitus with a mean intensity of 6.2 and an prevalence incidence of 56.7%. The infestation prevalence and mean intensity were seasonal with higher levels in autumn with 74.2%. No significant differences were noticed in the infestation of male and female fishes. A slight increase in the infestation prevalence was recorded as the size of fish increased.

Keywords: Paraergasilus, bleak, Alburnus, Enne Dam Lake, Turkey

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