Preliminary survey of parasites of Clarias in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria

Alfred-Ockiya, J.F. (1985) Preliminary survey of parasites of Clarias in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. In: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 26-29 November, 1985 ,Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, pp. 210-215.

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Abstract

A total of 160 Clarias lazera were collected with line hood between April and June 1984 from the Niger Delta area and observed for the presence of parasites. The results revealed the presence of three classes of endo-parasites: Trematodes (47%), nematodes (46%) and cestodes (7%). It was found that, the parasites have great affinity for the spleen (34%) and the liver (28.3%). Also, smaller fish habored more parasites than large fish. Though the investigation is still continuing, the study reveals the presence of parasites in Clarias and calls for measures to prevent wide-spread infestation in fish ponds and suggests treatment of infested fish

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Preliminary survey of parasites of Clarias in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria
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Alfred-Ockiya, J.F.
Page Range: pp. 210-215
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; check lists; parasites; Cestoda; Clarias lazera; Nematoda; Trematoda
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 3413
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 16:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:27
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3413

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