Investigation of nematode Eustrongylides larvae infections in mudfish Clarias gariepinus and C. anguillaris from Bida floodplain of Nigeria

Ibiwoye, T.I.I. and Sule, A.M. and Okomoda, J.K. and Agbontale, J.J. (2005) Investigation of nematode Eustrongylides larvae infections in mudfish Clarias gariepinus and C. anguillaris from Bida floodplain of Nigeria. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 520-529.

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Abstract

This is the first report and record of the determination whether mudfish Clarias were infected with the larvae of the nematode Eustrongylides. Also, documented the assessment of the socio-economic perceptions of three groups of fisher folks on the economy of infected mudfish Clarias fishing activities. Fifty-six (67.5%) of 83 mudfish Clarias caught by artisanal fisher folks were examined for the presence of the larvae of the nematode Eustrongylides. All the 8 sampled fishing localities in Bida floodplain of Nigeria had a mean intensity and abundance of at least 3 and 1 worm per fish per site, respectively. Two hundred and one (96.2%) of 209 worms recovered were from the musculatures at different depths resulting in undulations on the skin surfaces as grub-like presentations. The three groups of fisher folks assessed encountered economic losses from nematode infected mudfish Clarias which attract much debates or rejections during marketing due to its aesthetically displeasing appearance, faster deterioration, higher fragility in smoked form coupled with poorer taste compared to the wholesome ones. Infected female mudfish Clarias had higher worm burden than the males, for each fishing locality

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Investigation of nematode Eustrongylides larvae infections in mudfish Clarias gariepinus and C. anguillaris from Bida floodplain of Nigeria
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Ibiwoye, T.I.I.
Sule, A.M.
Okomoda, J.K.
Agbontale, J.J.
Page Range: pp. 520-529
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; aquatic birds; artisanal fishing; fish; fish diseases; fish larvae; flood plains; Clarias anguillaris; Clarias gariepinus
Subjects: Fisheries

Biology
Aquaculture
Item ID: 4071
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:20
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:29
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4071

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