A preliminary survey of the helminth fish parasites in Imo River

Ugwuzor, G.N. (1985) A preliminary survey of the helminth fish parasites in Imo River. In: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 26-29 November, 1985 ,Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, pp. 207-209.

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Abstract

A preliminary survey of the helminth fish parasites was carried out in Imo River (Nigeria). A total of 191 fishes belonging to 15 genera were examined and only 13.6% were infested with various species of helminth parasites which is low percentage of infection. The following helminth parasites were recorded. Wenyonia virilis, kainji; Wenyonia sp., Procamallanus laeviconchus; Procamallanus sp., Sprionoura congolense; Spironoura sp., Cucullanus sp. and Serradacnitis serrata. It was found that helminth parasites showed some degree of specificity in their distribution within their fish hosts. This specificity could be as a result of the physiochemical and physiological factors operating in the gut such as pH, osmotic tension, oxygen tension and nutrient levels. The results also revealed that age and sex influence helminth parasites infections in fishes

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: A preliminary survey of the helminth fish parasites in Imo River
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Ugwuzor, G.N.
Page Range: pp. 207-209
Date: 1985
Event Title: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Event Dates: 26-29 November, 1985
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; freshwater fish; parasites; Cucullanus; Helminthes; Procamallanus
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 3412
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 16:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3412

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